HSMS Hålogaland (CL-1936)


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The Hålogaland class were the largest cruisers and largest class of cruisers built by Scandinavia and were forced by the rebuilding in the Germanic States Navy and Soviet Baltic and Arctic Fleets. They were inspired by the HMAS Melbourne class that was being built at the same time, to which the Scandinavians had been given a peek at the plans of.

Heavily armed with twelve 5.9" in four triple turrets, the class was a natural extension of the prior Fylgia class. The AA weaponry shown was as built. Over the classes life more 40mm and 20mm were added, then the 20mm were replaced with 40mm and then from 1943, those surviving, would be fitted with the 50mm twin automatic radar controlled weapons system, these replaced most of the 40mm. The torpedos were removed in 1943 and then replaced in 1944 with two of the new Snabb twin torpedo launchers. The aircraft handling equipment started being removed from the class in late 1941 which allowed the hangar superstructure to be carried forward to the rear funnel which relieved the overcrowding that had occurred from the need for new equipment which required space on the ships for the item itself, the crew to run the item and the office space from where the item was run from. In with the new - out with the old.


Displacement 9,700 tons standard, 12,900 tons full load
Length 594.5 ft
Breadth 63 ft
Draught 19 ft
Machinery 4 shaft steam turbines, 75,000shp
Speed 32 knots
Range 4000 miles at 15 knots (1200 at 30 knots)
Armour 4.7" side, 2.25" deck, 4.1"/2.5"/1.5" turrets
Armament 12 x 5.9" (4x3)

8 x 3.9" (4x2)

6 x 40mm (3x2)

10 x 20mm (3x2 4x1)

Torpedoes 12 x 21" (4x3) Later 8x21" in Snabb mountings
Aircraft 4 maximum, usually 2
Mines 60 when fitted
Complement 740
Notes HSMS Hålogaland



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