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Bristol

HMS Gloucester of the Bristol class


DescriptionEdit

This cruiser class was the first in a long line of similar ships that later became known as the Town class. They were designed as multi-purpose ships for escort and patrol duty, either with the fleet or a convoy. Their armament was relatively light, with only two 6" guns and a number of 4" guns, and they tended to be rather unsteady gun platforms. Still, they were considered a success, and they became the model for several following classes of British light cruisers. All ships were laid down in 1909 and entered service in 1910.


Ship data
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Relative combat value: 490

Basic damage control capacity: 120%


Dimensions

Displacement: 4800 tons

Length: 138 m

Width: 14 m

Draught: 5 m

Standard crew: 480


Performance

Maximum speed (undamaged): 25 knots

Endurance: 9395 km

Coal capacity: 1350 tons


Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 4

Hull armour: 0

Main belt armour: 4 (includes backing slope of deck armour)

Deck armour: 2 (sloped at edges to provide extra belt-level protection)

Best armour type: Steel


Armament

2 x 6in BL Mk XI(PV), centrally controlled. Ammo: 300 rounds

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

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

2 x 18in Mk VII Torpedoes, locally controlled. Ammo: 6 torpedoes


Ships in classEdit

  • Bristol (away in foreign waters)
  • Glasgow (away in foreign waters)
  • Gloucester
  • Liverpool (away in foreign waters)
  • Newcastle (away in foreign waters)

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