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HMNZS Achilles
HMNZS Achilles
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Achilles
Namesake: Achilles
Builder: Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, England
Laid down: 11 June 1931
Launched: 1 September 1932
Commissioned: 10 October 1933
Out of service: Loaned to Royal New Zealand Navy 1 October 1936
Identification: Pennant number: 70
Honours and
awards: River Plate 1939[1]
Fate: Sold to Indian Navy 5 July 1948
New Zealand
Name: HMNZS Achilles
Commissioned: 1 October 1941
Decommissioned: 17 September 1946
Identification: Pennant number: 70
Honours and
awards: Guadalcanal 1942-43, Okinawa 1945[1]
Fate: Returned to Royal Navy 17 September 1946

General characteristics

Class and type: Leander-class light cruiser

Displacement:

7,270 tons standard
9,740 tons full load (Oct 1945)

Length: 555.5 ft (169.3 m) Beam: 56 ft (17 m) Draught: 19.1 ft (5.8 m)

Installed power: 73,280 shaft horsepower (54,640 kW)

Propulsion:

Four Parsons geared steam turbines
Six Yarrow boilers
Four shafts

Speed: 32.5 knots (60 km/h)
Range: 5,730 nmi (10,610 km; 6,590 mi) at 13 kn (24 km/h)
Complement: peacetime 550 wartime 680


Armament:

8 ? BL 6 in Mk.XXIII (152 mm L/50) guns, twin turrets Mk.XXI
4 ? QF 4 in Mk.V (102 mm L/45) guns, single mounts HA Mk.IV
12 ? QF 0.5 in Mk.III Vickers (12.7 mm) machine guns, quad mounts Mk.I
8 (2?4) tubes for 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo Mk.IX

Armour:

3 in magazine box 1 inch deck
1 inch turrets

Aircraft carried:

Catapult-launched Fairey Seafox
Amphibious Supermarine Walrus
Radio controlled DH.82 Queen Bee

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