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HMS Jamaica (44)

Light Cruiser Warship

HMS Jamaica (44)

Light Cruiser Warship

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
SHIPS-IN-CLASS
ARMAMENT
HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



HMS Jamaica 44 was completed as part of the 11-strong Crown Colony-class - it served into the Korean War period.
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ORIGIN: United Kingdom
YEAR: 1942
STATUS: Decommissioned, Out-of-Service
SHIP CLASS: Crown Colony-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (11): 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)
OPERATORS: United Kingdom
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base HMS Jamaica (44) design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 750
LENGTH: 555.5 feet (169.32 meters)
BEAM: 62 feet (18.90 meters)
DRAUGHT: 19.9 feet (6.07 meters)
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 knots (37 miles-per-hour)
RANGE: 6,257 nautical miles (7,200 miles; 11,587 kilometers)
ARMAMENT



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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