HMS Vengeance (CL-1939)


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The Vengeance and its sisterships were built in response to the USN Brooklynn class and the Japanese Mogami class, both of which were armed with 15x6" guns. They followed the same layout as the Brooklynn class with three turrets forward and two aft. (which is different to the Melbourne Class in the Royal Commonwealth Navy.)

I am not a fan of this layout. For me the loss of the 'C' turret being able to train either directly ahead or aft reduces it to a broadside only weapon. But I have never drawn this layout in a Commonwealth cruiser before, so I was happy to draw it to compare with the other drawings I have done.


Displacement 10,200 tons std 14,400 tons full load
Length 630 ft
Breadth 68 ft
Draught 23 ft
Machinery 4 shaft steam turbines, 95,000 shp
Speed 32 knots
Range 7000 miles at 18 knots
Armour 4" side, 2" deck, 3" turrets
Armament 15 x 6" (5x3)
10 x4" (5x2)
16 x 2pd (4x4)
12 x 0.5"mg (3x4)
Aircraft 3
Torpedoes 6 x 21" (2x3)
Complement 810
Notes Vengeance


Below is my other 15x6" drawing with three turrets aft. All rear turrets can be brought to bear at the same angles.


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