Light cruiser HMS Manchester (15)

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Classification

Type:
type: Light cruiser

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Company
Operator:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Scuttled:
Status:
Fate:
Scuttled after being damaged by Italian MAS boats on 13 August 1942 off Cap Bon, Tunisia

Ship measurements

Displacement:
11930 t
Length:
180.29 m
Beam:
19.74 m
Draught:
6.25 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 4 * Parsons steam turbines
  • 4 * Admiralty 3-drum boilers
  • 4 * shafts
  • 82,500 shp (61.5 MW)
Speed:
32 knots
Range:
7,320 nmi (13,560 km; 8,420 mi) at 13 kn (24 km/h)

Crew

Complement:
750

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Type 279 air warning radar
  • Type 273 surface warning radar
  • Type 284 fire control radar
  • Type 285 fire control radar
Armament:
  • 12 * BL 6 in (152 mm) Mark XXIII guns (4 * 3)
  • 8 * QF 4 in (102 mm) Mark XVI guns (4 * 2)
  • 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
  • 1 * catapult
  • 2 * hangars

HMS Manchester was a Town-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy, belonging to the Gloucester subclass. She was laid down by Hawthorn Leslie at Hebburn in March 1936, launched in April the following year and commissioned in August 1938. She had a relatively short but active career.

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