1/1800th scale Danae-class cruiser model. Developed from the preceding Caledon-class cruiser ships. Despatch and Diomede were completed with 4 inch anti-aircraft (A/A) guns vis 12 pounder (3 inch) guns in their sisters and Diomede had 'A' gun shipped in a weatherproof housing CP Mark XVI, an encouraging development for gun crews hitherto exposed to the worst of the elements on the fo'c'sle. J. F. Lehmanns Verlag, München/Berli 1944 [ND Bernard & Graefe Verlag, 2. The Danaes were based on the design of the preceding C class series, but were lengthened by 20 feet (6 m) to allow a sixth 6-inch (152 mm) gun to be worked in between the bridge and the forefunnel. Nov 1, 2017 - Danae-class cruiser HMS Delhi (D47) after being bombed by Italian aircraft off the coast of Algeirs November 1942 [23311748] Despatch and Diomede had their beam increased by ½ foot to increase stability and Dragon and Dauntless were completed with a hangar for a floatplane built into the bridge, the compass platform being on top. All (1) Video Guides (0) Video Gameplay (1) Danae : British Cruiser IV : Guides & Gameplay Videos . The light armament consisted of two quadruple 2 pounder mounts Mark VII and their directors with Radar Type 282, a pair of twin Oerlikon mounts Mark V in the bridge wings and six single Mark III Oerlikon pedestal mounts. Bredt, KKpt. In contrast to her predecessors, she was bigger in size and had more powerful torpedoes. J. F. Lehmanns Verlag, München 1928 [ND 1970]. Additional torpedo tubes were installed and depth charge throwers were also included. Propelled by two Brown-Curtis steam turbines of 40,000 HP, 6 cauldrons and 2 propellors, she could travel at 29 knots … Single ship hull with turret parts on sprue model design so modellers can add the fine detail flourishes and position things the way they like (we have a model available without the turrets and another with full ship model with these installed). Such was the success of the knuckled bow that it was incorporated into all subsequent British cruisers (except Birmingham of 1935 which was completed without). The Danae /ˈdeɪneɪ/ or D class was a class of light cruiser built for the Royal Navy at the end of World War I which also saw service in World War II. The Danaes were based on the design of the preceding C class series, but were lengthened by 20 feet (6 m) to allow a sixth 6-inch (152 mm) gun to be worked in between the bridge and the forefunnel. Mythology. Delhi, Dunedin, Durban, Despatch and Diomede were provided with flying-off platforms for a wheeled aircraft aft. Machinery and general layout was otherwise the same as the Ceres group of C-class cruisers. Danae history. a. D. B. Danae also received twin in lieu of single Oerlikon mounts and later received a pair of single Bofors 40 mm guns. The C class was a group of twenty-eight light cruisers of the Royal Navy, and were built in a sequence of seven groups known as the Caroline class, the Calliope class, the Cambrian class, the Centaur class … Sets Type 273 target indication was added amidships and Type 285 on the Mark 37 FCS for target ranging and bearings. They were only completed, with much revisions, in 1926. All armaments were removed, and five 5 inch L/38 Mark 12 guns in Mark 30 single mountings were added, controlled by a pair of Mark 37 Fire Control Systems. The Caledon class was ordered in December 1915 and the 6 class ships were put into service in 1917. Delhi, Dunedin, Durban, Despatch and Diomede were provided with flying-off platforms for a wheeled aircraft aft. She was handed over for scrapping on 22 January 1948, and arrived at the Barrow yard of T. W. Ward on 27 March that year … 1928 (1927/29). All aircraft equipment were removed and Dragon and Dauntless had their bridges rebuilt along the lines of the rest of the class. Danae was launched on 1st December 1916 during the First World War and entered service on 26 January 1918. They had a main armament at the origin of five 6-in… However their propulsion was slightly different, their superstructures were also slightly modified. The increase in size was used to provide an extra 6 inch gun and a heavier torpedo armament. I am thinking that the Danae Class Light Cruisers would be the "Best" WW1 light cruiser class (Edit: HSM Birkenhead / Chester have six 5.5 inch guns per side - 10 total - which have a rate of fire of 12 rounds per minute per gun for 72 rounds per minute compared to 42 for Danae. Between 1941 and 1942, Delhi was rebuilt in the United States as an anti-aircraft vessel. On 4 October 1944 Danae was renamed Conrad when lent to the Polish Navy serving with the 10th Cruiser Squadron in the Home Fleet. This gave an 'A', 'B', 'P', 'Q', 'X', 'Y' arrangement. The Mk XII 6-inch (152 mm) gun was retained but, in Diomede, a new prototype gun house (allowing greater elevation) was used and found to be most satisfactory. Danae class at U-boat.net; Ships of the Danae class; British and Empire Warships of the Second World War, H T Lenton, Greenhill Books, ISBN 1-85367-277-7; Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1922-1946, Ed. Propelled by two Brown-Curtis steam turbines of 40,000 HP, 6 boilers and 2 propellors, she could travel at 29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph). Since the model is optimized for 1/1800th scale, it is not ideal to print larger versions due to a lack of detail. This page was last edited on 29 February 2020, at 23:31. This gave an 'A', 'B', 'P', 'Q', 'X', 'Y' arrangement. Danae was laid down on 1 December 1916 in the Armstrong Whitworth Shipyard in Walker-on-Tyne and launched on 26 January 1918. Danae also received twin in lieu of single Oerlikon mounts and later received a pair of single Bofors 40 mm guns. A Type 273 target indication radar was added amidships and a Type 285 on the Mark 37 FCS for target ranging and bearings. They retained the two-funnels typical silhouette of the previous two class “C” series. English: The British Danae class light cruisers, also known as D class, 1918 - World War II. Marblehead is a variant of the American Tier V cruiser Omaha.When the two ships are put side-by-side, Marblehead has the most in common with Omaha’s (B) hull, with the gun and firing control upgrades.As such, it has eight guns. Details. What's in the box: Danae-ToPrint. Weyer, KKpt. Three ships were ordered in September 1916 under the War Emergency Programme: Three more ships were ordered in July 1917 under the War Emergency Programme: Finally, six more ships were ordered in March 1918 under the War Emergency Programme: Warning: Display title "Danae class cruiser" overrides earlier display title "Danae-class cruiser". Propelled by two Brown-Curtis steam turbines of 40,000 HP, 6 boilers and 2 propellors, she could travel at 29 knots (54 … Such was the success of the knuckled bow that it was incorporated into all subsequent British cruisers (except Birmingham of 1935 which was completed without). British Danae class cruiser HMS Delhi (D47) world war 2 tabletop miniature. They were originally built to counter Fa… Danae— British Tier IV cruiser. Robert Gardiner, Naval Institute Press, ISBN 0-87021-913-8 The guns were in all but the former 'P' position. She was initially assigned to the China Station as part of the 5th Light Cruiser Squadron in January 1922, and in 1928 she was transferred … The goal of this site is two fold. HMS Danae was a Danae-class light cruiser launched in 1918. Three ships were ordered in September 1916 under the War Emergency Programme: Three more ships were ordered in July 1917 under the War Emergency Programme: Finally, six more ships were ordered in March 1918 under the War Emergency Programme: British naval ship classes of the First World War, British naval ship classes of the Second World War, Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth and Company, Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Danae-class_cruiser&oldid=943279324, Articles lacking in-text citations from April 2009, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph) (27 knots full), 2,300 nmi (4,260 km) at 27 knots (50.0 km/h). Jg. Early modifications in World War II included the addition of Radar Type 286 air warning at the foremast head and, later, Type 273 centimetric target indication set on the searchlight platform amidships. Additionally, the twin torpedo tubes in the C class were replaced by triples, giving the Danaes a total of twelve tubes, the heaviest torpedo armament for a cruiser at the time. All armaments were removed, and five 5 inch L/38 Mark 12 guns in Mark 30 single mountings were added, controlled by a pair of Mark 37 Fire Control Systems. ): Taschenbuch der Kriegsflotten. H.M.S. XXXIV. The Danae / ˈ d eɪ n eɪ / or D class was a class of light cruiser built for the Royal Navy at the end of World War I which also saw service in World War II. Additional torpedo tubes were installed and depth charge throwers were also included. Additionally, the twin torpedo tubes in the C class were replaced by triples, giving the Danaes a total of twelve tubes, the heaviest torpedo armament fo… The Danae or D-class was a class of light cruiser built for the Royal Navy at the end of World War I and that survived to see service in World War II. Lehmanns Verlag, München/Berlin 1940 [ND Bernard & Graefe Verlag, München 1980]. The class also had larger low revolution propellers for greater efficiency. d. R. Alexander (Hg. The Class D cruiser H.M.S. München 1982]. Between 1941 and 1942, Delhi was rebuilt in the United States as an anti-aircraft vessel. In 1942, Dauntless (and in 1943, Danae) had the aft 4 inch A/A gun replaced by a quadruple mounting Mark VII for the 2 pounder Mark VIII gun and in 1943, Danae and Dragon had 'P' gun and the forward pair of 4-inch (102 mm) guns replaced by two such mountings and their Radar Type 282 equipped directors. Apart from … The light armament consisted of two quadruple 2 pounder mounts Mark VII and their directors with Radar Type 282, a pair of twin Oerlikon mounts Mark V in the bridge wings and six single Mark III Oerlikon pedestal mounts. Bredt, KLt. The light cruiser HMS Danae belonged to the same class of ships, which consisted of a total of eight ships and only the HMS Danae was … She was returned on 28 September 1946 and reverted to Danae. Inter-war, all ships had their anti-aircraft armament standardised as three QF 4 inch Mark V guns on mountings HA Mark III, with a QF 2 pdr Mk.II gun in each bridge wing. d. R. Alexander (Hg. J. F. Lehmanns Verlag, München 1936 [ND 1972]. She carried a new bridge and stepped light tripod masts fore and aft, carrying Type 291 air warning radar. The lessons of the Battle of Jutland were applied and protection was improved in detail. The Mk XII 6-inch (152 mm) gun was retained but, in Diomede, a new prototype gun house (allowing greater elevation) was used and found to be most satisfactory. XXX.Jg. They were a response to intelligence reports that the Germans were building 6" (152mm) cruisers armed with 10-12 guns. Dragon and Danae were taken in hand again in 1943 and had the aft 4 inch / 2 pounder mountings replaced by a twin Mounting Mark XIX for the QF 4 inch Mark XVI gun. F.J. Butler, MBE, RN) and the Dutch light cruiser HrMs Java (Capt. She carried a new bridge and stepped light tripod masts fore and aft, carrying Radar Type 291 air warning. She was lent to the Polish Navy between 1944 and 1946 as ORP Conrad and was sold for scrapping in 1948. Diomede landed her torpedo tubes in 1943 and received one twin mount "Hazemeyer" Mark IV and two single mounts Mark III for Bofors guns. HMS Danae was to have been a Battle-class destroyer named HMS Vimiera. XXIV. Danae was the daughter and only child of King Acrisius of Argos by his wife Queen Eurydice or Aganippe. The lead ship of her class, she was one of the fastest cruisers of her time. First, it is aiming to offer interesting and useful information about WW2. J.F. With 1,060 tons of oil in her tanks, she had a range of 1,480 nautical … Danae Class. Aufl. In addition, the AA remains the same as on Omaha’s (A) hull, which means it's all but non … Early modifications in World War II included the addition of Radar Type 286 air warning at the foremast head and, later, Type 273 centimetric target indication set on the searchlight platform amidships. Danae was laid down on 1 December 1916 in the Armstrong Whitworth Shipyard in Walker-on-Tyne and launched on 26 January 1918. XXXVI. Dragon and Durban were expended as breakwaters in support of the Normandy landings in June 1944, Dragon being replaced in Polish service by the Danae (as ORP Conrad) and Despatch was disarmed as a depot ship. HMS Danae (D44) underway off San Diego on 29 June 1934.jpg 5,725 × 4,301; 9.36 MB HMS Danae Art.IWMART1303.jpg 800 × 641; 65 KB HMS Danae at Vancouver 1934.jpg 3,000 × 1,749; 666 KB HMS Durban was a Danae-class light cruiser launched on 29 May, 1919. All aircraft arrangements were also removed, and Dragon and Dauntless had their bridges rebuilt along the lines of the rest of the class. The Danae or D class was a class of light cruiser built for the Royal Navy at the end of World War I which also saw service in World War II. Today in Naval History - Naval / Maritime Events in History 11 March 1926 – Launch of HMS Cornwall, pennant number 56, was a County-class heavy cruiser of the Kent sub-class built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1920s. Dragon and Durban were expended as breakwaters in support of the Normandy landings in June 1944, Dragon being replaced in Polish service by the Danae (as ORP Conrad) and Despatch was disarmed as a depot ship. Diomede landed her torpedo tubes in 1943 and received one twin mount ""Hazemeyer" Mark IV and two single mounts Mark III for Bofors guns. The guns were in all but the former 'P' position. However, Danae, Dauntless and Dragon were ordered before the Capetown group, and therefore did not incorporate the improved bow design of the latter; the C class were very wet forwards, and in the Capetowns sheer was increased forwards into a knuckled "trawler bow". Photo size: This model is designed and tested at 1/1800th scale, but up-scaling and down-scaling are possible. Jg. The lead ship of her class, she was one of the fastest cruisers of her times. In contrast to her predecessors, she was bigger in size and had more powerful torpedoes. The Danae /ˈdeɪneɪ/[1] or D class was a class of light cruiser built for the Royal Navy at the end of World War I which also saw service in World War II. Dragon and Danae were taken in hand again in 1943 and had the aft 4 inch / 2 pounder mountings replaced by a twin Mounting Mark XIX for the QF 4 inch Mark XVI gun. She was later reordered as a Daring-class destroyer, but was cancelled in 1946. Certain elements not to scale. ): Weyers Taschenbuch der kriegsflotten. On 31 January, the British light cruiser HMS Danae (Capt. The lead ship of her class, she was one of the fastest cruisers of her time. ): Weyers Taschenbuch der Kriegsflotten. Danae and Dragon landed their torpedo tubes by 1944 to make room for improved armament and radar. Additionally, the twin torpedo tubes in the C class were replaced by triples, giving the Danaes a total of twelve tubes, the heaviest torpedo armament for a cruiser at the time. Designed as enlarged 'C' type cruisers to counter rumoured German construction of powerful cruisers that never materialised. Tags 1:1200 1:2400 Military WWII Britain 1:1800 cl cruiser danae rn royal navy wargaming. The Danae-class were a quartet of cruisers built for the Royal Navy after WWI. British naval ship classes of the First World War, British naval ship classes of the Second World War, Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Danae-class_cruiser?oldid=4444289, Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, 2,300 nmi (4,260 km) at 27 knots (50.0 km/h). The Danaes or "D" class were completed in 1918-1922 as very light cruisers. The lessons of the Battle of Jutland were applied and protection was improved in detail. P.B.M van Straelen, RNN) joined the convoy in position 05°05'S, 94°00'E after which HMS … 1940. The two Enterprise (Enterprise and Emerald) or “E” class vessels were the last British light cruisers built during the Great War. In February 1920, the Danae … Danae was laid down on 1 December 1916 in the Armstrong Whitworth Shipyard in Walker-on-Tyne and launched on 26 January 1918. The model is an approximation and is not configured to represent any ship perfectly. Its first missions were devoted to patrols in the North Sea before taking part in the conflict between the White and Red Russians from October to November 1918. Bredt, Lt. z. S. a. D. Alexander (Hg. Between 6 and 8 20 mm Oerlikon guns were generally added, replacing the old 2 pounder guns in the bridge wings, on either side of 'P' and 'Q' guns and on the quarterdeck. 1943/44. They were very light cruisers and carried six six-inch guns along with a smattering of other smaller armament and torpedo tubes. However, the lack of manpower and shipbuilding priority given to destroyers meant that their launch only took place in 1920. (Hg. ): Weyers Taschenbuch der Kriegsflotten. Machinery and general layout was otherwise the same as the Ceres group of C class cruisers. This gave an 'A', 'B', 'P', 'Q', 'X', 'Y' arrangement. The World War II Database is founded and managed by C. Peter Chen of Lava Development, LLC. In 1942, Dauntless (and in 1943, Danae) had the aft 4 inch A/A gun replaced by a quadruple mounting Mark VII for the 2 pounder Mark VIII gun and in 1943, Danae and Dragon had 'P' gun and the forward pair of 4-inch (102 mm) guns replaced by two such mountings and their Radar Type 282 equipped directors. HMS Danae Danae-class cruiser HMS Danae, during the latter part of World War II commissioned as ORP Conrad, was the lead ship of the Danae-class cruisers, serving with the Royal Navy between the world wars and with the Polish Navy during World War II. This 1/1800 scale model represents the Danae class of Light Cruisers; eight were built. Jg. Developed from the preceding Caledon-class cruiser ships. Apart from that, Danae featured reinforced artillery. HMS Cornwall, pennant number 56, was a County-class heavy cruiser of the Kent sub-class … The Danaes were based on the design of the preceding C class series, but were lengthened by 20 feet (6 m) to allow a sixth 6-inch (152 mm) gun to be worked in between the bridge and the forefunnel. Despatch and Diomede were completed with 4 inch anti-aircraft (A/A) guns vis 12 pounder (3 inch) guns in their sisters and Diomede had 'A' gun shipped in a weatherproof housing CP Mark XVI, an encouraging development for gun crews hitherto exposed to the worst of the elements on the fo'c'sle. However, Danae, Dauntless and Dragon were ordered before the Capetown group, and therefore did not incorporate the improved bow design of the latter; the C class were very wet forwards, and in the Capetowns sheer was increased forwards into a knuckled "trawler bow". 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