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CHINESE NAVY (CHINA)

CRUISERS

Monfalcone type large cruiser

No.68 large cruiser design

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
No68   CNT, Monfalcone, Austria-Hungary 3/1915 --- --- suspended 1915

 

Displacement normal, t

4900

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

137.0 oa 135.3 wl

Breadth, m

14.7

Draught, m

4.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons steam turbines, 14 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

37000

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

coal + oil
Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(13)
Armour, mm belt: 100 - 60, deck: 63 - 25, turrets: 100, CT: 100

Armament

2 x 2 - 203/47 G. L/50 K.16, 12 x 1 - 120/42 G. L/45 K.14, 10 x 1 - 47/40 SFK L/44 S, 4 x 1 - 37/42 C.1900V, 8 x 1 - 7.9/80, 2 - 450 TT (beam)

Complement

 

Ship project history: She was ordered in November 1913 by the Chinese Navy. Construction work began on the ship at the end of 1914. Her armament and the armour were to be provided by the Škoda Works, while turbines were to come from Ganz & Danubius AG, Budapest. After the outbreak of the war work on her stopped and later Monfalcone was occupied by the Italian forces. When Monfalcone was recaptured in October 1917 the Austro-Hungarian Navy intended to complete her with modified armament (April 1918), of 8-150mm/50, 2-90mm/50 AA, 4-450mm TT (2x2). She was actually scrapped unfinished on the stocks postwar.

Ship protection: Ship had 100-60mm belt, 63-25mm protected deck. Main gun turrets had up to 100mm protection, CT had 100mm sides.

Ivan Gogin, 2014