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HMS Suffolk

HMS Suffolk (Kent Class "County A Type")
General Details
Nationality British
Type Heavy Cruiser
Builder Portsmouth DYd. United Kingdom
Laid down 30 September 1924
Launched 16 February 1926
Commissioned 31 May 1928
Fate Reconstructed 1935-38
Part of Home Fleet 1939-42
Part of Eastern Fleet 1942-45
Decomissioned 1946
Sold for scrap March 1948 at Newport
Displacement
Standard 10.055 tons
Full Load 13.660 tons
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 186 m (610')
Lenght (Overall) 162 m (630')
Beam 20.9 m (68.5')
Draft 5 m (16.4')(Average)
6.6 m (21.8') (maximum)
Armament
Main Battery 204 mm (8 x 8") 50 cal BL Mark VIII (4x2)
2 MkI turrets forward 2 MkI turrets aft
One turret removed in 1941
Cumblerland fitted with 152 mm (2 x 6") 50 cal QF MkN5 (1x2) in 1951
Secondary Battery 102 mm (4 x 4") 45 cal QF HA MkV (4x1) refitted with
102 mm (8 x 4") 45 cal QF HA MkXVI (4x1,2x2)
Cumblerland fitted with 76 mm (2 x 3") 70 cal MkVI (1x2) in 1951
AA 8 x 40.5 mm (2pdr) 40 cal Vickers MkII PomPom (2x4) increased to 16 (1938)
8 x 0.50" 62 cal MG Mk III (2x4) (removed 1938)
6-12 x 40 mm 56,3 cal Bofors (various fits)
8-14 x 20 mm 65 cal Oerlikon (various fits)
Torpedoes 8 x 21" (533 mm) above water in 2 quad mounts (removed 1938)
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 1-2 Supermarine Walrus amphibians (increased to 3) w/hangar
Removed WWII
Armour
Belt 111 mm (4.38") main belt
111-25 mm (4.38"-1") magazines
76-25 mm (3"-1") ends
Deck 76-35 mm (3"-1.38")
Bulkheads 63.5 mm (2.5")
Turrets 25 mm 1" face
Barbettes 25 mm (1")
Conning Tower N/A
Propulsion
Boilers 8 Admiralty 3 drum-type
Turbines Parsons geared steam turbines
Horsepower 80.000 shp
Shafts 4
Endurance 13.300 nm at 12 knots
10.400 nm at 11 knots
3.100 nm at 31,5 knots
Max Speed 32,5 knots
31,25 knots (standard)
Oil Bunkerage 3.425 tons
Complement
Usual 679-685
710 as flagship