H.M.S. Sheffield (1936)

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H.M.S. Sheffield (1936)
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs, Tyne[1]
Laid down: 31 Jan, 1935[2]
Launched: 23 Jul, 1936[3]
Completed: 25 Aug, 1937[4]
Broken up: 1967
H.M.S. Sheffield was one of five Southampton Class light cruisers completed for the Royal Navy.

Service

Served in the Eighteenth Cruiser Squadron from early in World War II. In May 1941, she participated in the pursuit and destruction of the battleship Bismarck, narrowly dodging a determined friendly-fire torpedo attack by Fairey Swordfish flying from H.M.S. Ark Royal.

Captains

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 31.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 31.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 31.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. p. 31.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 275.
  6. Renouf Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/254. f. 268.
  7. Renouf Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/254. f. 268.
  8. Renouf Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/51/254. f. 268.
  9. Larcom Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/53/41. f. 40.
  10. Larcom Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/53/41. f. 40.
  11. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  12. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  13. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  14. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  15. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  16. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  17. Uboat.net page on the man.
  18. Uboat.net page on the man.
  19. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  20. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  21. Uboat.net page on the man.
  22. Uboat.net page on the man.
  23. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  24. Uboat.net page on the ship.


Southampton Class Light Cruiser
Birmingham Glasgow Newcastle Sheffield Southampton
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