Norfolk Class Cruiser (1928)

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Two Norfolk class heavy cruisers were completed for the Royal Navy in 1930. They resembled the preceding London class, with improved turrets and ammunition supply.

Overview of 2 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Dorsetshire Portsmouth Royal Dockyard 21 Sep, 1927 29 Jan, 1929 Sunk 5 Apr, 1942
Norfolk Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company 8 Jul, 1927 12 Dec, 1928 Broken up 1950

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


Norfolk Class Cruiser
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