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Makassar Class
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TNS Makassar
Class overview
Name Makassar Class
Builders Borneo Shipbuilding
Operators Tequilapoli
Cost $23.9 Million, 1942
Planned 12
Built 8
Building 0
Active 0
Destroyed 2
Scrapped 5
Retired 1
General Characteristics
Type Light Cruiser
Displacement 14,324 tonnes (14,098 long tons; 15,790 short tons) (full load)
Length 190.73 metres (625.8 ft) (overall)
Beam 19.81 metres (65.0 ft)
Draught 6.40 metres (21.0 ft) (mean)
Propulsion Oil fired boilers, geared steam turbines, 4 shafts
Power 110,933 shaft horsepower (82.723 MW)
Speed >32 knots (59 km/h)
Range 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km) at 20 knots
Endurance 60 days
Complement 70 Officers, 700 Enlisted
Armament 24 x 5"/38 cal guns (4x3, 6x2); 44x 40mm Bofors(11x4), 12x 20mm Oerlikon (6x2)
Armour 3 inches (76 mm) Main Belt, 1 inch (25 mm) Gun turret faces,1 inch (25 mm) Decks
Aviation &
Flight Deck
Fixed wing aircraft 2


The Makassar Class was a class of Light Cruisers designed in 1940 as an anti-air warfare ship.

History

The Makassar class AA Cruiser was a controversial design when first proposed. The legislature argued over several days regarding the ships, with some legislators preferring to build a new class of light cruiser armed with 6.1" guns over the 5" armed Makassars. News of the British attack at Taranto solidified support for the ship.