Light cruiser HMS Newcastle (C76)

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Classification

Type:
type: Light cruiser

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Vickers-Armstrongs, Limited
Operator:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Decommissioned:
Status:
Fate:
Sold for scrap in August 1959

Ship measurements

Displacement:
11350 t
Length:
170 m
Beam:
18.8 m
Draught:
6.55 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 4 * Parsons steam turbines
  • 4 * Admiralty 3-drum boilers
  • 4 * shafts
  • 75,000 shp (55.9 MW)
Speed:
32 knots
Range:
5,300 nmi (6,100 mi; 9,800 km) at 13 kn (15 mph; 24 km/h)

Crew

Complement:
748

Combat assets

Armament:
  • 12 * BL 6 in (152 mm) Mark XXIII guns (4 * 3) (one aft turret later removed for 8 * 40 mm Bofors guns)
  • 8 * QF 4 in (102 mm) Mark XVI guns (4 * 2)
  • 8 * QF 2-pounder (40.5 mm) Mark VIII pom-pom guns (2 * 4)
  • 8 * .5 in (12.7 mm) Vickers machine guns
  • 6 * 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes (2 * 3) (later removed)
Aircraft:
  • 2 * Supermarine Walrus aircraft (Removed in the latter part of WWII)
  • 1 * catapult
  • 2 * hangars

The seventh HMS Newcastle was a Town-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She belonged to the Southampton subclass. In the Second World War following extensive battle damage sustained in the Mediterranean, she spent some time being repaired in New York. She also saw action in the Korean War.

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