Gloucester Class Cruiser (1937)

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Three Gloucester class light cruisers were completed in Britain in 1938 and 1939. They are sometimes considered a mild variant on the preceding Southampton class ships. Two of the three were lost in World War II.

Overview of 3 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Gloucester Devonport Royal Dockyard 22 Sep, 1936 19 Oct, 1937 Sunk 22 May, 1941
Liverpool Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company 17 Feb, 1936 24 Mar, 1937 Broken up 1958
Manchester Hawthorn Leslie & Company 28 Mar, 1936 12 Apr, 1937 Sunk 13 Aug, 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 and


Gloucester Class Light Cruiser
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