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HMS Jamaica (44)


Light Cruiser Warship (1942)


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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 | Last Edited: 12/05/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1942

Origin
United Kingdom national flag graphic
United Kingdom

Status
DECOMMISSIONED
Destroyed, Scrapped.
Complement
750
PERSONNEL


Class
Crown Colony-class
Number-in-Class
11
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


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)


National flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Offshore Bombardment
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Land-Attack
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Maritime Patrol
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Fleet Support
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.


Length
555.5 ft
169.32 m
Beam
62.0 ft
18.90 m
Draught
19.9 ft
6.07 m
Displacement
8,750
tons


Installed Power: 4 x Admiralty 3-drum boiler units feeding 4 x Parsons geared-steam turbines developing 80,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts under stern.
Surface Speed
32.3 kts
(37.1 mph)
Range
6,257 nm
(7,200 mi | 11,587 km)


kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
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.


Supported Types


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Graphical image of an aircraft automatic cannon
Graphical image of an aircraft aerial torpedo


(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
2 x Supermarine "Sea Otter" recoverable floatplane aircraft.


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