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

The Setup of the Edinburgh:
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Class and type: light cruiser
Displacement: Southampton class 11,540 tons
Gloucester class 11,930 tons
Edinburgh-class 13,175 tons
Length: Southampton and Gloucester classes 591.6 ft (180 m)
Edinburgh-class 613.6 ft (187 m)
Beam: Southampton-class 62.3 ft (19.0 m)
Gloucester and Edinburgh classes 64.9 ft (19.8 m)
Draught: Southampton-class 20 ft (6.1 m)
Gloucester-class 20.6 ft (6.3 m)
Edinburgh-class 22.6 ft (6.9 m)
Propulsion: Four Admiralty 3-drum boilers
Four Parsons steam turbines
Four shafts
Southampton-class 75,000 shp (56 MW)
Gloucester and Edinburgh classes 82,500 shp (62 MW)
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h)
Range: 5,300 nm at 13 knots
1,325 tons fuel oil
Complement: 750
Armament:

Southampton and Gloucester class as designed

* 12 x BL 6 in (152 mm) Mark XXIII guns in triple mountings Mark XXI
* 8 x QF 4-inch (101.6 mm) Mark XVI guns in twin mountings Mark XIX
* 8 x QF 2 pdr (40 mm) pom-pom Mark VIII in quad mountings Mark VII
* 8 × 0.5 in (12.7 mm) Vickers machine guns
* 2 x triple 21 in (533 mm) tubes for torpedoes Mark IX

Edinburgh class as designed

* 12 x BL 6 in (152 mm) Mark XXIII guns in triple mountings Mark XXII
* 12 x QF 4-inch (101.6 mm) Mark XVI guns in twin mountings Mark XIX
* 16 x QF 2 pdr (40 mm) pom-pom Mark VIII in octuple mountings Mark VI
* 8 × 0.5 in (12.7 mm) Vickers machine guns
* 2 x triple 21 in (533 mm) tubes for torpedoes Mark IX

Aircraft carried: Two Supermarine Walrus aircraft (Removed in the latter part of WWII)
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Its History:
The Town-class were a ten-ship class of light cruisers of the Royal Navy. The Towns were designed to the constraints imposed by the London Naval Treaty of 1930. The ships were built in three distinct sub-classes, the Southampton, Gloucester and Edinburgh classes respectively, each sub-class adding on further weaponry.
The first Town-class ship were launched in 1936 and commissioned in 1937, just two years before the outbreak of war. The Town-class saw much service during the Second World War and took in many famous actions, such as the sinking of the Scharnhorst. Four were sunk during the war, Edinburgh, Gloucester, Manchester, and Southampton. Many of the surviving ships saw successful service during the Korean War. The last Town-class ship to decommission was HMS Sheffield in 1967. One Town-class warship remains, HMS Belfast, moored on the River Thames in London as a museum-ship of the Imperial War Museum, a role she has performed since 1971.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_class_cruiser_%281936%29
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