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(CA-) County

Post  Kiwi's son on Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:30 am

The County's Setup:
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Displacement: 10,400 tons average standard / 14,150 tons average full load
Length: 590 ft (180 m) p/p / 630 ft (190 m) (o/a)
Beam: 68 ft (21 m) across bulges
Draught: 17.25 ft (5.26 m) standard / 21.5 ft (6.6 m) full load
Propulsion: 8 x Admiralty 3-drum boilers, Parsons (Brown-Curtis in Berwick) geared steam turbines on 4 shafts, 80,000 shp
Speed: 31.5 kts (30 kts full load)
Range: 8,000 nm at 10 kts
2,300 nm at 30 kts
Complement: 685 private ship, 710 flag, 784 war
Armament:

* 8 x BL 8 inch (203 mm L/50) Mk.VIII guns in twin mounts Mk.I
* 4 x QF 4 inch (102 mm) L/45 Mk.V guns in single mounts HA Mk.III
* 8 x QF 2 pdr (40 mm) L/39 Mk.VIII guns in quad mounts HA Mk.VII (from 1925-)
o except Berwick; 16 in oct mounts Mk.VIII
* 8 x 0.5 inch (12.7 mm L/50) Mk.III machine guns in quad mounts Mk.I (from 1924-)
* 8 x 21 inch (533 mm) torpedoes in quad mounts (removed from 1935-)

Armour: Main belt:

* 4.5 in (110 mm) with 1 in closing bulkheads (Berwick, Cumberland, Suffolk, Kent & Cornwall only, from 1935-)

Lower deck:

* 1.25 in over machinery
* 1.5 in over steering gear

Main box citadels:

* 1-4 in sides
* 1 to 2.5 in (25 to 63 mm) crowns

Turrets:

* 1 in faces, sides, rears, crowns & barbettes

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Its History:
For the pre-World War I armoured cruisers, see Monmouth class[2]

The County class was a class of heavy cruisers built for the British Royal Navy in the years between the First and Second World Wars. They were the first post-war cruiser construction for the Royal Navy and were designed within the limits of the Washington Naval Conference of 1922. Such ships, with a limit of 10,000 tons standard displacement and 8-inch calibre main guns may be referred to as "treaty cruisers" (the term "heavy cruiser" was not defined until the London Naval Treaty of 1930[1]).

The fifteen Counties were built in three distinct sub-classes : the Kent, London and Norfolk classes. They were the only 10,000-ton 8-inch gun, or "A", cruisers that the Royal Navy built. The Counties are remembered for their distinctive three-funnel layout and service in all the major naval theatres of World War II.

In an attempt to extract more ships from the treaty limits, the navy planned to construct 8,250-ton "B" ships; six of which could be built in place of five Counties. The extra ship that this afforded was an attractive proposition for a navy that had the immense peacetime commitments of empire[3] [1]. In the event, peacetime economies and politics intervened and only two B-type cruisers were built, a 6-gun modified County design; the York class.
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My source can you guess it?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_class_cruiser
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