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HMS C.24 Sheffield

HMS C.24 Sheffield (Town Class)
General Details
Nationality British
Type Light Cruiser
Builder Vickers-Armstrong (Tyne)
Laid down 31 January 1935
Launched 23 July 1936
Commissioned 25 August 1937
Fate Placed in reserve 1959
Sold for scrap September 1967
Displacement
Standard 9.320 tons
Full Load 11.540 tons
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 178 m (584')
Lenght (Overall) 180 m (591.6')
Beam 19.5 m (64.02')
Draft 6 m (20') (Average)
Armament (Design 1939)
Main Battery 152 mm (12 x 6") 50 cal BL Mark XXIII (4x3)
2 forward 2 aft
Secondary Battery 102 mm (8 x 4") 45 cal QF HA MkXVI (4x2)
AA 8 x 40,5 mm (2pdr) 40 cal Vickers MkII PomPom (2x4)
8 x 0.5" 62 cal Vickers MkIII MG (3x4)
Torpedoes 533mm (6 x 21") above water in 2 triple mounts (later removed)
Armament (1945)
Main Battery 152 mm (12 x 6") 50 cal BL Mark XXIII (4x2)
2 forward 2 aft
1 aft "X" place turret removed to make way for 2 quad 40 mm Bofors 1943
AA 16 x 40.5 mm (2pdr)/40 cal Vickers MkII PomPom (4x4)
8 x 40 mm/56.3 cal Bofors (2x4)
5-24 x 20 mm/65 cal Oerlikon (various fits)
Armament (Postwar)
Main Battery 152 mm (12 x 6") 50 cal BL Mark XXIII (4x2)
2 forward 2 aft
1 aft "X" place turret removed to make way for 2 quad 40 mm Bofors 1943
AA 18 x 40 mm/56.3 cal Bofors (8x2,2x1)
Radars
Air Warning 1 x HA.DCT
Air Search Type 284/286
Surface Search Type 273
Type 271
Fire Control Air recognition (AR) type 285
Air recognition (AR) type 282 (2pdr)
Aircraft
Fixed Wing 2-3 Supermarine Walrus amphibians (removed late WWII).
Hangar located starboard of forward funnel, used as messdecks and cinemas late in WWII
Armour
Belt 124 mm (4,88") main belt
124-63,5 mm (4,88"-2,5") magazines
63,5-38 mm (2,5"-1,5") ends
Deck 51-32 mm (2"-1,25")
Bulkheads 63,5 mm (2,5")
Turrets 25 mm (1")
Barbettes 51-25 mm (2"-1")
Conning Tower N/A
Propulsion
Boilers 4 Admiralty 3 drum-type
Turbines Parsons geared turbines
Horsepower 75,000 shp
Shafts 4
Endurance 9.000 nm at 15 knots
Max Speed 32.5 knots
31.25 knots (standard)
Oil Bunkerage 2.070 tons
Complement
Usual 750