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Boadicea

HMS Boadicea


DescriptionEdit

This class of small cruiser was designed to operate with destroyer groups. Their purpose was to scout ahead of the group and engage enemy destroyers with their heavier weaponry. These cruisers were the first to be equipped with turbine machinery, a feature which became standard for all following classes. To achieve maximum speed, armour protection and armament were reduced.

Ship data
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Relative combat value: 343

Basic damage control capacity: 138%


Dimensions

Displacement: 3300 tons

Length: 123 m

Width: 12 m

Draught: 4 m

Standard crew: 354


Performance

Maximum speed (undamaged): 25 knots

Endurance: 5522 km

Coal capacity: 1050 tons


Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 4

Hull armour: 0

Main belt armour: 2 (includes backing slope of deck armour)

Deck armour: 1 (sloped at edges to provide additional belt level protection)

Best armour type: Steel


Armament

10 x 4in BL Mk VII, centrally controlled. Ammo: 1500 rounds

1 x 12-pdr 20cwt HA Mk I, centrally controlled. Ammo: 200 rounds

2 x 18in Mk VII Torpedoes, centrally controlled. Ammo: 4 torpedoes


Ships in class
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  • Boadicea
  • Bellona

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