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Name: SMS Helgoland


Namesake: Battle of Heligoland (1864)


Builder: Danubius, Fiume


Laid down: 28 October 1911
Launched: 23 November 1912
Completed: 5 September 1914


Fate: Ceded to Italy, 19 September 1920


Italy


Name: Brindisi
Namesake: Brindisi, Italy
Acquired: 19 September 1920
Reclassified: as depot ship, 26 November 1929
Struck: 11 March 1937


General characteristics (as built)


Class and type: Novara-class scout cruiser


Displacement: 3,500 metric tons (3,400 long tons)


Length: 130.64 m (428 ft 7 in)
Beam: 12.79 m (42 ft 0 in)
Draft: 4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)


Installed power:

25,600 shp (19,100 kW)
16 Yarrow boilers

Propulsion:

2 shafts
2 AEG-Curtis steam turbines

Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)
Range: 1,600 nmi (3,000 km; 1,800 mi) at 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)


Complement: 340


Armament:

9 × single 10 cm (3.9 in) guns
1 × 7 cm (2.8 in) anti-aircraft gun
1 × 47 mm (1.9 in) SFK L/44 gun
6 x twin 53.3 cm (21.0 in) torpedo tubes

Armor:

Waterline belt: 60 mm (2.4 in)


Deck: 20 mm (0.8 in)

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SMS Helgoland was a Novara-class scout cruiser built for the Austro-Hungarian Navy.

During World War I SMS Helgoland participated in several raids on the ships defending the Strait of Otranto.

This included the Battle of the Strait of Otranto in May 1917.

She was transferred to Italy in 1920 at the end of World War I and renamed Brindisi.

After modifications, the ship was assigned to the Eastern Mediterranean squadron until 1924.

She spent the next five years based in Libya and Italy before Brindisi was disarmed and turned into a depot ship in 1929.

The ship was stricken from the Navy List in 1937 and disposed of.

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