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The Taksin-class light cruisers were a pair of cruisers ordered in Italy for the Royal Thai Navy in World War II. Neither ship would be completed by the time of the Italian surrender in December 1941. Both ships would be completed and transferred to Thailand after World War II.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Light Cruiser
  • Service Period: 1946-1974
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 504 feet 7 inches (153.8 meters)
    • Beam: 47 feet 6 inches (14.48 meters)
    • Draught: 19 feet 6 inches (5.94 meters)
    • Displacement: 5,900 tons (Standard)
  • Crew: 580
  • Propulsion: 3 x boilers, 2 x shaft geared turbines, 40,000 hp (29,800 kW)
  • Range:
  • Speed: 28 knots (51.56 km/h)
  • Armament
    • 6 x 152mm/55-caliber Model 1936 naval guns (3x2)
    • 10 x 65mm/64-caliber Model 1939 anti-aircraft guns (10x1)
    • 20 x 20mm/70-caliber anti-aircraft guns (20x1)
  • Armour:
    • Main Belt: 2.5-inches (63.5 mm)
    • Deck: 1.5-inches (38.1 mm)

Unit RunEdit

  • HTMS Taksin
  • HTMS Naruesan

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