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Uganda Class, British Light Cruisers


Photograph of Uganda-class light cruiser

Royal Navy. Via Wikipedia Commons


Specifications:


Tonnage 8530 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 555'6" by 62'0" by 19'10"
169.31m by 18.9m by 6.04m
Maximum speed     
32.25 knots
Complement 733
Aircraft
1 catapult
2 seaplanes
Armament 3x3 6"/50 guns
4x2 4"/45 dual-purpose guns
12x2, 8x1 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
2x3 21" torpedo tubes
Protection 3.5" (89mm) NC belt (magazines)
3.25" (83mm) NC belt (machinery)
2" (51mm) NC deck (magazines and engine rooms)
3.25" (83mm) NC deck (boiler rooms)
2" (51mm) turret
Machinery
4-shaft Parsons geared turbine (80,000 shp)
4 Admiralty 3-drum boilers
Bunkerage 1700 tons fuel oil
Range 6520 nautical miles (12,000 km) at 13 knots
Sensors
Type 272 radar
Modifications
Light antiaircraft armament and radar steadily improved. By the end of the war, Ceylon had 6x2, 2x1 20mm Oerlikon guns and 4x1 40mm Bofors AA guns, Newfoundland had 10x2, 8x1 20mm Oerlikon guns, and Uganda had 10x2, 8x1 20mm Oerlikon guns and 6x4, 4x1 2pdr AA guns.


The Ugandas were originally laid down as Fijis but their completion was delayed by the Dunkirk emergency. They were eventually completed as "Modified Fijis" with improved antiaircraft defenses in place of the fourth turret.

Units in the Pacific:

Ceylon
arrived 1944-11     

Newfoundland     
arrived 1944-11
Uganda
arrived 1945-1 Royal Canadian Navy


References

Whitley (1995)

Worth (2001)



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