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HMS Jamaica (44)

Light Cruiser Warship

HMS Jamaica 44 was completed as part of the 11-strong Crown Colony-class - it served into the Korean War period.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 12/5/2018
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Year: 1942
Status: Decommissioned, Out-of-Service
Ships-in-Class: 11
Named Ships: FIJI GROUP: HMS Fiji (58); HMS Nigeria (60); HMS Mauritius (80); HMS Kenya (14); HMS Trinidad (46); HMS Jamaica (44); HMS Gambia (48); HMS Bermuda (52) CEYLON GROUP: HMS Ceylon (30); HMS Uganda (66); HMS Newfoundland (59)
Complement: 750
Length: 555.5 ft (169.32 m)
Width: 62 ft (18.90 m)
Height: 19.9 ft (6.07 m)
Displacement (Surface): 8,750 tons
Propulsion: 4 x Admiralty 3-drum boiler units feeding 4 x Parsons geared-steam turbines developing 80,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts under stern.
Speed (Surface): 32.25 kts (37 mph)
Range: 6,257 nm (7,200 miles; 11,587 km)
Operators: United Kingdom


12 x 6" (152mm) main guns in four triple-gunned primary turrets.
8 x 4" (102mm) Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns in four twin-gunned secondary turrets.
8 x 2-pounder (40mm) AA guns in two quad-gunned mountings.
2 x 21" (533mm) triple torpedo tubes.

Air Wing

2 x Supermarine "Sea Otter" recoverable floatplane aircraft.
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