Edinburgh Class Cruiser (1938)

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Two Edinburgh class light cruisers were completed in Britain in 1939, being the last minor adaptation of the preceding eight ships of the Southampton and Gloucester classes.

Overview of 2 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Belfast Harland & Wolff 10 Dec, 1936 17 Mar, 1938 Preserved 1971
Edinburgh Swan Hunter 30 Dec, 1936 31 Mar, 1938 Sunk 2 May, 1942

Design and Construction


See Also

  • Wikipedia
  • Chesneau, Roger (editor) (1980). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


Edinburgh Class Light Cruiser
  Belfast Edinburgh  
<– Gloucester Class Minor Cruisers (UK)