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|Tonnage||4180 tons standard|
|Dimensions||449'10" by 42'9" by 14'3"
147.5m by 14.02m by 4.67m
|Maximum speed||29 knots|
|Armament||5x1 6"/45 guns
2x1 3"/45 guns
2x1 2pdr guns
4x2 21" torpedo tubes
|Protection||3" (76mm) belt (machinery)
2.25" (57mm) belt (magazines)
1" (25mm) aft bulkhead
1" (25mm) deck (machinery)
1" (25mm) deck (steering)
3" (76mm) conning tower
||2-shaft Parsons geared turbine
6 Yarrow boilers
|Bunkerage||935 tons fuel oil|
|Range||5900 nautical miles (10,900 km) at 10 knots|
converted to an antiaircraft cruiser.
All previous armament removed in favor of 3x2 4"/45 dual-purpose guns,
2x2 40mm Bofors AA guns,
6x2 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
and radar. Caradoc added 2x1 2pdr and 5x1 20mm
guns along with Type
271 and Type 290 radar.
1944-4: Caledon added 2x1 20mm guns.1944-10: Caledon replaced 2x1, 1x1 20mm guns with 6x1 40mm guns.
The Caledons were very small and lightly
armored cruisers completed in 1917. Because of their age, they received
virtually no modifications between the wars and spent most of the 1930s
in reserve. Their limited range, which reflected a design intended for
use patrolling the North Sea, made them largely unsuitable for service
in the Far East.
Gogin (2010; accessed 2012-12-15)
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