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Axis & Allies War at Sea - HMS Kent

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General Type Ship
Unit Type Cruiser
Cost 13
Set Task Force
Manufacturer Hasbro
Available 1939
Set ID 14
Game Class Limits County
Country United Kingdom (Details)
Prototype HMS Kent (Details)
Class County (Details)
Armor 4
Vital 9
Hull Points 3
Speed 139
Primary 9/9/8/7
AA 5/0/-/-
Special Ability Shadow Battleship
Special Ability Escort Killer
Special Ability Flagship 1
Game Rarity R
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Class History:
The County class was a class of heavy cruisers built for the Royal Navy in the years between the First and Second World Wars. They were the first post-war cruiser construction for the Royal Navy and were designed within the limits of the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. Such ships, with a limit of 10,000 tons, standard displacement and 8-inch calibre main guns may be referred to as "treaty cruisers" (the term "heavy cruiser" was not defined until the London Naval Treaty of 1930.

The thirteen Counties were built in three distinct sub-classes: the Kent, London and Norfolk classes. They were the only 10,000-ton 8-inch gun, or "A", cruisers that the Royal Navy built. The Counties are remembered for their distinctive three-funnel layout and service in all the major naval theatres of the Second World War.

In an attempt to extract more ships from the treaty limits, the navy planned to construct 8,250-ton "B" ships; six of which could be built in place of five Counties. The extra ship that this afforded was an attractive proposition for a navy that had the immense peacetime commitments of empire. In the event, peacetime economies and politics intervened and only two B-type cruisers were built, a 6-gun modified County design; the York class.

History:
The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.

Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by gdm on 2019-08-13 07:12:27

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