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Naval Historical Center #NH 60813. Cropped by author.
|Tonnage||8400 tons standard|
|Dimensions||575' by 58' by 17'
175.3m by 17.7m by 5.2m
|Maximum speed||32 knots|
8 4"/45 dual-purpose guns
2x4 machine guns
2x3 21" torpedo tubes
|Protection||3" (76mm) belt (machinery)
3.5" (89mm) bulkheads (machinery)
1.4" (36mm) deck (machinery and steering)
5"/3"/3" (127mm/76mm76/mm) magazine crowns/sides/ends
1" (25mm) turret
1" (25mm) barbettes
3" (76mm) conning tower
||4-shaft Parsons geared turbine
8 Admiralty 3-drum boilers
|Bunkerage||1900 tons fuel oil|
|Range||10,000 nautical miles (19,000km) at 14 knots|
||Type 279 radar
Exeter was completed in 1931. She was originally to have been a sister to York, but delays in construction led to some differences in design, including better protection to the magazines. Both ships were an attempt at an inexpensive commerce protector, but the economies in their design left them poorly protected and they were mediocre sea boats.
Exeter was operating out of Singapore when war broke out. She was sunk on 1 March 1942 south of Borneo.
Gogin (2010; accessed 2012-12-21)
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