Gloucester Class Cruiser (1937)
From The Dreadnought Project
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|
|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
- 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).
|Gloucester Class Light Cruiser|
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