Perth Class Cruiser (1934)

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Three Perth class light cruisers were completed in Britain in 1935 and 1936. All three fought in World War II as units of the Royal Australian Navy.

Overview of 3 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Hobart Devonport Royal Dockyard 15 Aug, 1933 9 Oct, 1934 Broken up 1962
Perth Portsmouth Royal Dockyard 26 Jun, 1933 27 Jul, 1934 Sunk 1 Mar, 1942
Sydney Swan Hunter 8 Jul, 1933 22 Sep, 1934 Sunk 19 Nov, 1941

Design and Construction

Sydney completed for the Royal Australian Navy, but the other two units passed into Royal Navy service upon completion. However, they were both transferred into Australian service before World War II.


See Also

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


Perth Class Light Cruiser
  Hobart Perth Sydney  
  Minor Cruisers (AU)