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Thonburi-class coastal defence ship
HTMS Thonburi in Yokohama
HTMS Thonburi
Class overview
Builders: Kawasaki
Operators: Royal Thai Navy
Preceded by: Ratanakosidra class
Built: 1936–1938
General characteristics [1]
Type: Coastal defence ship
Displacement: 2,265 long tons (2,301 t)
Length: 76.50 m (251 ft 0 in)
Beam: 14.43 m (47 ft 4 in)
Draught: 4.17 m (13 ft 8 in)
Propulsion: MAN diesels, 2 shafts
3,900 kW (5,200 bhp)
Speed: 15.5 kn (17.8 mph; 28.7 km/h)
Complement: 155
Armament: 4× 8 in (203 mm) guns (2 twin turrets)
4× 3 in (76 mm) anti-aircraft guns
4× 40mm anti-aircraft guns
Armour: Belt: 2 12 in (64 mm)
Turrets:4 in (100 mm)
Barbettes:4 in
Decks:1 12–1 in (38–25 mm)

The Thonburi class was a class of coastal defence ships of the Royal Thai Navy. It consisted of two ships built by Kawasaki and delivered in 1938, HTMS Thonburi and HTMS Sri Ayudhya.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gardiner and Chesneau 1980, p. 410.
  • Gardiner, Robert; Chesneau, Roger (1980). Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-146-7. 

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