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The Island-class light cruisers were a pair of light cruisers in the Royal Danish Navy from the 1930s to the late 1950s. It used a large amount of British equipment.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Light Cruiser
  • Service Period: 1935-1957
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 525 feet (160.02 meters)
    • Beam: 60 feet (18.29 meters)
    • Draught: 19 feet (5.8 meters)
    • Displacement: 6,021 tons (Standard); 7,640 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 436
  • Propulsion: 4 x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4 x Admiralty 3-drum boilers, 4 x shafts, 64,000 shp (48,000 kW)
  • Range: 10,000 nautical miles (18,520 kilometers) at 14 knots (25.93 km/h)
  • Speed: 30 knots (55.56 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 9 x BL 6"/50-caliber Mk.XXIII naval guns (3x3) - 1,350 rounds
    • 4 x QF 4"/45-caliber Mk.V dual purpose naval guns (2x2) - 1,600 rounds
    • 12 x 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns (3x4) - 24,000 rounds
    • 16 x 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns (8x2) - 64,000 rounds
    • 16 x 21 inch torpedo tubes (4x4) - 16 reloads
  • Armour:
    • Belt: 2-inches (50.8mm)
    • Deck: 2-inches (50.8mm)
    • Guns:
      • Front: 3-inches (76.2mm)
      • Other: 2-inches (50.8mm)
    • Barbettes: 2-inches (50.8mm)
    • Conning Tower: 2-inches (50.8mm)

Unit RunEdit

  • HDMS Ísland
  • HDMS Grønland

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