TL-191 Uniform, weapons and equipment of the Secondary Combatants.

So after some discussion, it occurred to me that the Spanish Civil War has the potential to draw in many foreign volunteers and equipment from other countries. Despite Turtledove stating that the war is between Monarchists (supported half-heartedly by Germany) and Nationalists (supported greatly by Britain and France), the potential for secondary factions to rise up is still very high, with a few of them possibly acting independently, not aided to either the Monarchists or the Nationalists. Alfonso XIII was not a popular king and it doesn’t seem like the Nationalists are led by Franco either.

Volunteers from foreign countries are also still likely to flood in, bringing their own equipment.
 
Flags and Symbols of the Factions of the Spanish Civil War (1): 1936-1939

Alfonsist-Monarchist Faction
:

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^^^ --- Kingdom of Spain - Bourbon Restoration Period (1874-1939) - Flag of the Kingdom of Spain under Alfonso XIII, supported by Germany, Italy, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Vatican.

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^^^ --- Preservación Española (Spanish Preservation) - Flag of the PE far-right political party and later paramilitary group, advocating for protection of the Alfonsist Monachy

Nationalist Faction:

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^^^ --- Falange Española de las Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional Sindicalista (Spanish Phalanx of the Councils of the National Syndicalist Offensive) - Flag of the FE de los JONS far-right political party and later the primary nationalist faction of the civil war, supported by France, Britain, Russia, Mexico and the Confederate States of America.

Carlist-Monarchist Faction:

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^^^ --- Comunion Tradicionalista, Requeté, or the Carlist Movement - Flag of the Carlists.

Socialist-Marxist-Leninist-Lincolnist Faction:

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^^^ --- Frente Popular (Popular Front) - Flag of the combined Socialist factions fighting in Spain.

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^^^ --- República Socialista Española (Spanish Socialist Reublic) - Flag of the socialist movement that sought to make Spain a "red" republic.
 
German Light Cruisers of the Second Great War (Part 1)

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Kolberg class Light Cruiser (1925-1927)

Specifications (following 1932 refit)
Weight: 7,700 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x geared steam turbines
Range: 7,300 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Aviation Capacity: 2 Heinkel He 60 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 65mm
  • Main Deck: 40mm
  • Bulkheads: 70mm
  • Turrets: 30mm
  • Conning Tower: 100mm
Armament:
  • 9x 6 in guns (3x3)
  • 6x 88mm AA guns (3x2)
  • 8x 37mm AA guns (4x2)
  • 4x 20mm AA guns
  • 6x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
  • 120 naval mines
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS KolbergKaiserliche-Werft KielApril 12, 1921May 23, 1923April 17, 1925August 6, 1946Scrapped in Konigsberg, 1947.
SMS ElbingAG Vulcan, StettinJuly 27, 1921August 20, 1923November 11, 1925Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
SMS HeidelbergKaiserliche-Werft KielAugust 7, 1921May 23, 1924January 15, 1926July 22, 1946Scrapped in Konigsberg, 1947
SMS KolmarAG Weser, BremenSeptember 2, 1921June 10, 1924March 19, 1926Sunk by naval mines off Heligoland, September 7, 1943.
SMS StettinAG Weser, BremenSeptember 9, 1921July 2, 1924May 2, 1926August 19, 1944Damaged by air attack, June 1944. Scrapped in Bremen, 1944-1945.
SMS KönigsbergHowaldtswerke, KielDecember 8, 1921January 7, 1925October 15, 1927March 29, 1956Test ship, 1947. Scrapped in Bremen, 1958.

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Berlin class Light Cruiser (1928-1929)

Specifications (following 1939 refit)
Weight: 8,250 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x geared steam turbines
Range: 5,400 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Aviation Capacity: 2 Heinkel He 60 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 65mm
  • Main Deck: 40mm
  • Bulkheads: 70mm
  • Turrets: 30mm
  • Conning Tower: 100mm
Armament:
  • 9x 6 in guns (3x3)
  • 6x 88mm AA guns (3x2)
  • 8x 37mm AA guns (4x2)
  • 8x 20mm AA guns
  • 6x 533mm torpedo tubes (4x3)
  • 120 naval mines
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Fate​
SMS BerlinKaiserliche-Werft KielNovember 14, 1924August 2, 1926July 28, 1928Damaged by German bombers in the Baltic, September 1941. Scuttled the following day.
SMS DarmstadtBlohm & Voss, HamburgDecember 3, 1924November 4, 1926September 28, 1928Sunk by Australian warships in the Indian Ocean, November 1941.
SMS AugsburgKaiserliche-Werft KielApril 28, 1925October 18, 1927October 8, 1929Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
Ersatz GraudenzAG Vulcan, StettinReordered as an Essen class Cruiser.

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Essen class Light Cruiser (1932-1935)

Specifications (following 1939 refit)
Weight: 8,900 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x geared steam turbines
Range: 5,400 nautical miles
Speed: 31 knots
Aviation Capacity: 2 Heinkel He 60 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 50mm
  • Main Deck: 25mm
  • Bulkheads: 70mm
  • Turrets: 30mm
  • Conning Tower: 100mm
  • Barbettes: 80mm
Armament:
  • 9x 6 in guns (3x3)
  • 8x 88mm AA guns (4x2)
  • 8x 37mm AA guns (4x2)
  • 8x 20mm AA guns
  • 6x 533mm torpedo tubes (4x3)
  • 120 naval mines
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
Essen Subclass​
SMS EssenKaiserliche-Werft KielApril 30, 1930October 27, 1931September 5, 1932April, 1948Scrapped in Bremen, 1949-1950.
SMS BreslauKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenJune 11, 1930December 6, 1931November 2, 1932Sunk by HMS Ashanti near Narvik, January 24, 1943.
SMS HamburgKaiserliche-Werft KielMay 7, 1930January 9, 1932December 28, 1932Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
SMS MünchenHowaldtswerke, KielJuly 9, 1930February 26, 1932March 17, 1933Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
SMS BremenAG Vulcan, StettinSeptember 30, 1930May 9, 1932June 6, 1933April, 1948.Scrapped in Bremen, 1951.
SMS GraudenzHowaldtswerke, KielJuly 1, 1930February 4, 1932April 3, 1933April, 1948.Scrapped in Konigsberg, 1950.
Lüttich Subclass​
SMS LüttichAG Vulcan, StettinFebruary 2, 1933July 30, 1934June 19, 1935April, 1948.Sold to Chile, 1952. BU in Australia, 1977.
SMS DanzigHowaldtswerke, KielMarch 10, 1933September 14, 1934August 29, 1935Sunk during the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, July 1941.
SMS RegensburgAG Vulcan, StettinFebruary 11, 1933August 19, 1934July 1, 1935April 1948.Scrapped in Bremen, 1951.
SMS StuttgartKaiserliche-Werft KielApril 9, 1933November 2, 1934October 24, 1935Sunk by British Aircraft in the Indian Ocean, March 1942.

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Köslin class Light Cruiser (1938-1949)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 16,600 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 3x geared steam turbines
Range: 9,100 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Sensors: FuMO 22 Radar
Aviation Capacity: 3 Arado Ar196 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 80mm
  • Main Deck: 40mm
  • Bulkheads: 80mm
  • Turrets: 120mm
  • Conning Tower: 150mm
  • Barbettes: 80mm
Armament:
  • 12x 6 in guns (4x3)
  • 12x 88mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 12x 37mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 10x 20mm AA guns
  • 6x 533mm torpedo tubes (4x3)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS KöslinKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenJune 5, 1935January 19, 1937April 9, 1938August 4, 1964Scrapped in Bremen, 1970.
SMS MainzKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenJune 22, 1935February 26, 1937June 11, 1938June 16, 1962Scrapped in Troon, 1969.
SMS FrankfurtHowaldtswerke, KielSeptember 19, 1935March 18, 1936September 27, 1938Sunk by British destroyers near Trondheim, March 1943.
SMS KoblenzSchichau-Werke, DanzigDecember 2, 1935May 5, 1937February 24, 1939December, 1965Scrapped in Cherbourg, 1967.
SMS AachenSchichau-Werke, DanzigDecember 19, 1935July 4, 1937April 12, 1939May, 1964Scrapped in Blyth, 1968.
SMS StralsundBlohm & Voss, HamburgMarch 2, 1936April 21, 1938January 7, 1940December, 1965Scrapped in Cherbourg, 1968.
Additional ships in class completed after the war (1945-1949): Berlin, Emden, Marienburg, Breslau, Kolmar, Metz, Strassburg, and Stuttgart.
 
German Light Cruisers of the Second Great War (Part 1)

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Kolberg class Light Cruiser (1925-1927)

Specifications (following 1932 refit)
Weight: 7,700 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x geared steam turbines
Range: 7,300 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Aviation Capacity: 2 Heinkel He 60 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 65mm
  • Main Deck: 40mm
  • Bulkheads: 70mm
  • Turrets: 30mm
  • Conning Tower: 100mm
Armament:
  • 9x 6 in guns (3x3)
  • 6x 88mm AA guns (3x2)
  • 8x 37mm AA guns (4x2)
  • 4x 20mm AA guns
  • 6x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
  • 120 naval mines
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS KolbergKaiserliche-Werft KielApril 12, 1921May 23, 1923April 17, 1925August 6, 1946Scrapped in Konigsberg, 1947.
SMS ElbingAG Vulcan, StettinJuly 27, 1921August 20, 1923November 11, 1925Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
SMS HeidelbergKaiserliche-Werft KielAugust 7, 1921May 23, 1924January 15, 1926July 22, 1946Scrapped in Konigsberg, 1947
SMS KolmarAG Weser, BremenSeptember 2, 1921June 10, 1924March 19, 1926Sunk by naval mines off Heligoland, September 7, 1943.
SMS StettinAG Weser, BremenSeptember 9, 1921July 2, 1924May 2, 1926August 19, 1944Damaged by air attack, June 1944. Scrapped in Bremen, 1944-1945.
SMS KönigsbergHowaldtswerke, KielDecember 8, 1921January 7, 1925October 15, 1927March 29, 1956Test ship, 1947. Scrapped in Bremen, 1958.

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Berlin class Light Cruiser (1928-1929)

Specifications (following 1939 refit)
Weight: 8,250 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x geared steam turbines
Range: 5,400 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Aviation Capacity: 2 Heinkel He 60 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 65mm
  • Main Deck: 40mm
  • Bulkheads: 70mm
  • Turrets: 30mm
  • Conning Tower: 100mm
Armament:
  • 9x 6 in guns (3x3)
  • 6x 88mm AA guns (3x2)
  • 8x 37mm AA guns (4x2)
  • 8x 20mm AA guns
  • 6x 533mm torpedo tubes (4x3)
  • 120 naval mines
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Fate​
SMS BerlinKaiserliche-Werft KielNovember 14, 1924August 2, 1926July 28, 1928Damaged by German bombers in the Baltic, September 1941. Scuttled the following day.
SMS DarmstadtBlohm & Voss, HamburgDecember 3, 1924November 4, 1926September 28, 1928Sunk by Australian warships in the Indian Ocean, November 1941.
SMS AugsburgKaiserliche-Werft KielApril 28, 1925October 18, 1927October 8, 1929Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
Ersatz GraudenzAG Vulcan, StettinReordered as an Essen class Cruiser.

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Essen class Light Cruiser (1932-1935)

Specifications (following 1939 refit)
Weight: 8,900 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x geared steam turbines
Range: 5,400 nautical miles
Speed: 31 knots
Aviation Capacity: 2 Heinkel He 60 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 50mm
  • Main Deck: 25mm
  • Bulkheads: 70mm
  • Turrets: 30mm
  • Conning Tower: 100mm
  • Barbettes: 80mm
Armament:
  • 9x 6 in guns (3x3)
  • 8x 88mm AA guns (4x2)
  • 8x 37mm AA guns (4x2)
  • 8x 20mm AA guns
  • 6x 533mm torpedo tubes (4x3)
  • 120 naval mines
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
Essen Subclass​
SMS EssenKaiserliche-Werft KielApril 30, 1930October 27, 1931September 5, 1932April, 1948Scrapped in Bremen, 1949-1950.
SMS BreslauKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenJune 11, 1930December 6, 1931November 2, 1932Sunk by HMS Ashanti near Narvik, January 24, 1943.
SMS HamburgKaiserliche-Werft KielMay 7, 1930January 9, 1932December 28, 1932Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
SMS MünchenHowaldtswerke, KielJuly 9, 1930February 26, 1932March 17, 1933Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
SMS BremenAG Vulcan, StettinSeptember 30, 1930May 9, 1932June 6, 1933April, 1948.Scrapped in Bremen, 1951.
SMS GraudenzHowaldtswerke, KielJuly 1, 1930February 4, 1932April 3, 1933April, 1948.Scrapped in Konigsberg, 1950.
Lüttich Subclass​
SMS LüttichAG Vulcan, StettinFebruary 2, 1933July 30, 1934June 19, 1935April, 1948.Sold to Chile, 1952. BU in Australia, 1977.
SMS DanzigHowaldtswerke, KielMarch 10, 1933September 14, 1934August 29, 1935Sunk during the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, July 1941.
SMS RegensburgAG Vulcan, StettinFebruary 11, 1933August 19, 1934July 1, 1935April 1948.Scrapped in Bremen, 1951.
SMS StuttgartKaiserliche-Werft KielApril 9, 1933November 2, 1934October 24, 1935Sunk by British Aircraft in the Indian Ocean, March 1942.

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Köslin class Light Cruiser (1938-1949)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 16,600 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 3x geared steam turbines
Range: 9,100 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Sensors: FuMO 22 Radar
Aviation Capacity: 3 Arado Ar196 Floatplanes, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 80mm
  • Main Deck: 40mm
  • Bulkheads: 80mm
  • Turrets: 120mm
  • Conning Tower: 150mm
  • Barbettes: 80mm
Armament:
  • 12x 6 in guns (4x3)
  • 12x 88mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 12x 37mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 10x 20mm AA guns
  • 6x 533mm torpedo tubes (4x3)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS KöslinKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenJune 5, 1935January 19, 1937April 9, 1938August 4, 1964Scrapped in Bremen, 1970.
SMS MainzKaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenJune 22, 1935February 26, 1937June 11, 1938June 16, 1962Scrapped in Troon, 1969.
SMS FrankfurtHowaldtswerke, KielSeptember 19, 1935March 18, 1936September 27, 1938Sunk by British destroyers near Trondheim, March 1943.
SMS KoblenzSchichau-Werke, DanzigDecember 2, 1935May 5, 1937February 24, 1939December, 1965Scrapped in Cherbourg, 1967.
SMS AachenSchichau-Werke, DanzigDecember 19, 1935July 4, 1937April 12, 1939May, 1964Scrapped in Blyth, 1968.
SMS StralsundBlohm & Voss, HamburgMarch 2, 1936April 21, 1938January 7, 1940December, 1965Scrapped in Cherbourg, 1968.
Additional ships in class completed after the war (1945-1949): Berlin, Emden, Marienburg, Breslau, Kolmar, Metz, Strassburg, and Stuttgart.
Nice work. I’m guessing the Köslin Class here is similar to the Admiral Hipper Class OTL.
 
Faction Air Force Insignia of the Spanish Civil War: 1936-1939

Kingdom of Spain - Alfonsist Faction - Spanish Air Force, Ejercito del Aire:


With with domestic aircraft and foreign lead-lease primarily from Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Germany, the Spanish Air Force had a variety of planes to use. Some of the most well-recognized models that saw service with the SAF were the Italian Fiat CR.32 and the German BF-109E-3. These aircraft helped to ensure that the SAF remained a potent adversary in the air, when in the hands of competently trained and experienced pilots.

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^^^ --- Spanish Air Force Roundel (1913-1939). It styled after the national cockade, with the colors of the Spanish flag.

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^^^ --- Spanish Air Force tail-fin flash (1920-1939)

Nationalist Faction - National Air Force, Aviacion Nacional:

Relying almost entirely on foreign suppliers from Great Britain, France, the Russian Empire, the Mexican Empire, and the Confederate States of America, the Aviacion Nacional had a plethora foreign models in service throughout the civil war. Some of its most notable and well recognized aircraft included the British Hawker Fury, the Russian Polikarpov I-16, and the Confederate BD F-33 Bobcat and Mule diver bomber, better known the "Asskicker". They also made use of captured aircraft, with Fiat CR.32s and BF-109s seeing service in their squadrons.

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^^^ --- First roundel of the Aviacion Nacional. This roundel was used throughout the war in Spain, but was more commonly seen on aircraft toward the beginning of the civil war.

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^^^--- Second alternative roundel of the Aviacion Nacional. Along side the first roundel, this one was used by squadrons since the beginning of the war. Use of this varied widely from unit to unit.

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^^^ --- Third alternative roundel of the Aviacion National. This was the final roundel adopted by the Nationalists and was initally commonly seen on aircraft operated by foreign pilots. In the immediate aftermath of the war, this roundel was adopted by the new government until a suitable alternative could be found.

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^^^ --- Tail-fin flash of the Aviacion Nacional

Carlist Faction - Homeland Squadron, Escuadrilla de la Patria, Escuadra Carlista:

Carlist forces in Spain had to make do with largely captured equipment from both the Nationalists and Alfonsists. The number of aircraft operated by the faction was small, only bolstered when the Carlists agreed to a temporary alliance with the Alfonsists in 1938. As such, the aircraft operated by this faction varied wildly. Captured aircraft like the British Hawker Fury, French Dewoitine D.371, German BF-109s, and Italian Fiat CR.32s made up a majority of their available aircraft.

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^^^ --- First Carlist roundel (1936-1939). It is a simplified version of the Cross of Burgundy, the flag adopted by the Carlist movement in Spain.

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^^^ --- Second alternative Carlist Roundel. This version of the Esquadrilla's roundel, usually painted on a white background proved to be very popular and instantly recognizable

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^^^ --- Escuadra Carlista tail-fin flash (1936-1939)
 
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^^^ --- An example of a BF-109E-3 from the the Escuardilla de la Patria, the Carlist Air Force, ca. 1938. Although a simplified Cross of Burgundy was the typical roundel of the Escuardilla , a far more popular and recognizable symbol among Carlist pilots was the "Sacred Heart of Jesus" roundel. Roughly 40 BF-109E-3s were operated by the Carlists in the latter stages of the Spanish Civil War, either captured from the Nationalists or given over by the Alfonsists as part of their new "alliance". Although their pilots were highly motivated and brave, with some achieving ace status, they were too few in numbers to turn the tide. By 1938, it was only a matter of time before the Nationalists would win the war.

(My first ever real edit. Its not very good. If anyone is up for remaking this one, I would be personally very grateful.)
 
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German Light Cruisers of the Second Great War (Part 2)

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Karlshruhe class Light AA Cruiser (1916-1917)

Specifications (following 1940 refit)
Weight: 7,130 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x geared steam turbines
Range: 4,850 nautical miles
Speed: 27.5 knots
Sensors: FuMO 54 Air Search Radar
Armor:
  • Belt: 60mm
  • Main Deck: 40mm
  • Slopes: 60mm
  • Conning Tower: 100mm
  • Glacises: 100mm
  • Mine Hold: 30mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 105mm AA guns (4x2)
  • 2 x 88mm AA guns
  • 4 x 37mm AA guns (2x2)
  • 14 x 20mm AA guns
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS KönigsbergAG Weser, Bremen1914December 18, 1915August 18, 1916December 2, 1920Wrecked on Baltrum, December 1, 1920.
SMS KarlshruheKaiserliche-Werft Kiel1915January 31, 1916November 15, 1916Sunk in Wilhelmshaven, July 2, 1941. BU 1946.
SMS EmdenAG Weser, Bremen1914February 1, 1916December 16, 1916November 18, 1940Sunk as a blockship, March, 1941.
SMS NürnbergHowaldtswerke, Kiel1915April 14, 1916February 15, 1917April 1945Scrapped in Bremen, 1947.

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Köln class Light Cruiser (1918)

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Wiesbaden subclass (1918-1919)

Specifications (following 1931 refit)
Weight: 7,544 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x geared steam turbines
Range: 6,000 nautical miles
Speed: 27.5 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 60mm
  • Main Deck: 40mm
  • Slopes: 60mm
  • Conning Tower: 100mm
  • Glacises: 100mm
  • Shields: 50mm
  • Mine Hold: 30mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 6 in guns
  • 3 x 88mm AA guns
  • 12 x 37mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 14 x 20mm AA guns
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (4x3)
  • 200 mines
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS KölnBlohm & Voss, Hamburg1915October 5, 1916January 17, 1918April, 1945Scrapped in Bremen, 1947
SMS WiesbadenAG Vulcan, Stettin1915March 3, 1917October 29, 1918April, 1945Sunk for Target Practice in the North Sea, 1946.
SMS RostockAG Vulcan, Stettin1915April 6, 1918January 4, 1919Sunk by British Bombers off Trondheim, May 6, 1943.
SMS FrauenlobKaiserliche-Werft Kiel1915October 16, 1918June 19, 1919April, 1945Scrapped in Bremen, 1947.

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Dresden class Light AA Cruiser (1918)

Specifications (following 1941 refit)
Weight: 7,497 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x geared steam turbines
Range: 6,000 nautical miles
Speed: 27.5 knots
Sensors: FuMO 54 Air Search Radar
Armor:
  • Belt: 60mm
  • Main Deck: 40mm
  • Slopes: 60mm
  • Conning Tower: 100mm
  • Glacises: 100mm
  • Mine Hold: 30mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 105mm guns (4x2)
  • 4 x 88mm AA guns (2x1) and (2x2)
  • 12 x 37mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 17 x 20mm AA guns
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (4x3)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS DresdenHowaldtswerke, Kiel1916April 25, 1916March 28, 1918April 9, 1945Scrapped in Königsberg, 1947.
SMS LeipzigAG Weser, Bremen1915February 28, 1918December 5, 1918March 26, 1945Preserved in Flensburg, December 1946.

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SMS Magdeburg (1922)

Specifications (following 1936 refit)
Weight: 7,544 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x geared steam turbines
Range: 6,000 nautical miles
Speed: 27.5 knots
Armor:
  • Belt: 60mm
  • Main Deck: 40mm
  • Slopes: 60mm
  • Conning Tower: 100mm
  • Turret: 30mm
  • Glacises: 100mm
  • Shields: 50mm
  • Mine Hold: 30mm
Armament:
  • 3 x 6 in guns (1x3)
  • 6 x 6 in guns
  • 2 x 88mm AA guns
  • 12 x 37mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 14 x 20mm AA guns
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (4x3)
  • 200 mines
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Fate​
SMS MagdeburgHowaldtswerke, Kiel1916March 17, 1918August 5, 1922Sunk by naval mines in the Gulf of Riga, April 18, 1943.
 
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Imperial Japanese Navy Carrier Aircraft Part 1. (Not that there is much difference between OTL and ITTL)

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A6M3 Mod. 22 Zero fighter from the aircraft carrier Shokaku, circa Autumn of 1943.

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A B5N2 Torpedo Bomber from the Aircraft Carrier Hiryu during the Battle of Midway, circa December 1941.

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A Yokosuka D4Y2 Suisei Dive Bomber from the aircraft carrier Junyo, circa Winter of 1942/1943.

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An Aichi B7A2 Ryusei from the aircraft carrier Taiho, circa 1948.
 
Imperial Japanese Navy Carrier Aircraft Part 2.

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A Nakajima B6N Tenzan torpedo bomber from the aircraft carrier Hiryu during the Battle of the Indian Ocean, circa Spring of 1944.

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An Aichi D3A1 Dive Bomber from the aircraft carrier Akagi during the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, circa July 1941.

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A Nakajima C6N1 Suian reconnaissance plane from the aircraft carrier Hiyo, circa Autumn of 1944.
 
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Peter Strasser class Aircraft Carrier (1922-1923)

Specifications (Following 1940 refit)
Weight: 34,039 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Marine steam turbines, 12x Wagner boilers
Range: 8,000 nautical miles
Speed: 28 knots
Sensors: FuMO 21 Radar
Armor:
  • Belt: 300mm
  • Bulkheads: 250mm
  • Deck: 80mm
  • Slopes: 40mm
  • Flight Deck: 20mm
  • Conning Tower: 150mm
  • Casemates: 30mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 6 in casemate guns
  • 10 x 105mm AA guns (5x2)
  • 20 x 37mm AA guns (10x2)
  • 24 x 20mm AA guns (10x2) and (1x4)
Aviation Capacity:
  • 18 D. 109T-1 Fighters
  • 12 Ju-87C Stuka Dive Bombers
  • 12 Fieseler Fi-167 Torpedo Bombers
  • 2 Ar-196 Floatplanes
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS Peter Strasser (ex Prinz Eitel Friedrich)Blohm & Voss, HamburgMay 1st, 1915November 4, 1917December 7, 1922Sunk by British submarine HMS Venturer, June 9, 1942 in Skaggerak.
SMS Elbe (ex Fürst Bismarck)Kaiserliche Werft, WilhelmshavenNovember 3, 1915February 10, 1920March 7, 1923June 1945Scrapped in Danzig, 1947-1948.

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Graf Zeppelin class Aircraft Carrier (1937-1938)

Specifications (Following 1940 refit)
Weight: 33,500 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x geared steam turbines, 16x Wagner boilers
Range: 8,000 nautical miles
Speed: 33.8 knots
Sensors: 2x FuMO 21 Radar
Armor:
  • Belt: 100mm
  • Deck: 40mm
  • Slopes: 60mm
  • Flight Deck: 20mm
  • Conning Tower: 150mm
  • Casemates: 30mm
Armament:
  • 16 x 6 in casemate guns (8x2)
  • 12 x 105mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 20 x 37mm AA guns (10x2)
  • 28 x 20mm AA guns (10x2) and (2x4)
Aviation Capacity:
  • 20 D. 109T-1 Fighters
  • 12 Ju-87C Stuka Dive Bombers
  • 12 Fieseler Fi-167 Torpedo Bombers
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS Graf ZeppelinKaiserliche-Werft KielDecember 28, 1932December 8, 1934February 16, 1937Sunk by British aircraft in the North Atlantic, May 9, 1943.
SMS Max ImmelmannFriedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, KielAugust 1, 1933July 24, 1935October 2, 19381948Scrapped in Danzig, 1957.

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Hermann Göring class Light Aircraft Carrier (1942-1943)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 23,500 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 2x electric motors, 2x Blohm und Voss Turbine Generators, 4x Benson boilers
Range: 9,000 nautical miles
Speed: 21 knots
Sensors: 3x FuMO 21 Radar
Armor:
  • Flight Deck: 20mm
  • Hanger sides: 19mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 105mm AA guns (4x2)
  • 10 x 37mm AA guns (5x2)
  • 32 x 20mm AA guns (8x4)
Aviation Capacity:
  • 12 D. 109T-4 Fighters
  • 12 Ju-87C-2 Stuka Dive Bombers
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS Hermann Göring (ex SS Scharnhorst)AG Weser Bremen/AG Vulcan, Danzig1932December 19341935/August 2, 1942December 1944Returned to civilian owners, 1945.
SMS Werner Mölders
(ex SS Gniesenau)
AG Weser Bremen/AG Vulcan Danzig1934January 1935June 1936/September 29, 1942December 1944Returned to civilian owners, 1945.
SMS Manfred von Richthofen (ex SS Potsdam)Blohm und Voss, Hamburg/AG Vulcan Danzig1934May 1935January 1936/January 11, 1943December 1944Returned to civilian owners, 1945.

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Oder class Escort Aircraft Carrier (1943)

Specifications (As originally completed)
Weight: 13,891 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 1x Allison-Chalmers geared steam turbines, 2x Foster-Wheeler boilers
Range: 26,300 nautical miles
Speed: 16.5 knots
Sensors: SC, SG early warning radars
Armor:
  • Flight Deck: 20mm
  • Hanger sides: 19mm
Armament:
  • 2 x 5 inch DP guns
  • 10 x 20mm AA guns
Aviation Capacity:
  • 10 FM-2 Katzenjammer fighters
  • 8 SBD Dauntless dive bombers
  • 8 TBF Avenger torpedo bombers
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
SMS Oder (ex USS Glacier)Federal Shipyard, Halifax, Nova ScotiaJune 1942September 1942July 3, 19431945Sold into commercial shipping, Spring 1945.
SMS Rhien (ex USS Baffins)Federal Shipyard, Halifax, Nova ScotiaJune 1942September 1942June 28, 1943Sunk by British aircraft near Iceland, September 7, 1943.
SMS Maas (ex Carniegie)Federal Shipyard, Halifax, Nova ScotiaAugust 1942November 1942August 13, 19431945Sold into commercial shipping, Spring 1945.
 
British and Commonwealth Light Cruisers of the Second Great War

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Canterbury class Light Cruiser (1926)

Specifications (following 1939 refit)
Weight: 9,450 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Curtis-Brown geared steam turbines, 8x Yarrow Boilers
Range: 8,000 nautical miles
Speed: 33 knots
Aviation Capacity: 1 Fairey Seafox Floatplane, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 76mm
  • Main Deck: 25mm
  • Gun Shields: 25mm
  • Conning Tower: 76mm
Armament:
  • 7 x 6 in guns
  • 3 x 102mm DP guns
  • 2 x 40mm AA guns
  • 8 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns (2x4)
  • 16 x 533mm torpedo tubes (4x4)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Fate​
HMS Canterbury (52)Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth.August 28, 1922December 23, 1923April 1926Sunk during the Battle of the English Channel, May 6, 1944.
HMS Leeds (66)Chatham Dockyard, Chatham.September 23, 1922May 19, 1924January 1926Sunk by Luftwaffe Aircraft in the Scheldt Estuary, January 7, 1944. Broken up in situ, 1947-1952.

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Leander class Light Cruiser (1933-1935)

Specifications (following 1941 refit)
Weight: 7,270 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 6x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 10,300 nautical miles
Speed: 32.5 knots
Aviation Capacity: 1 Supermarine Walrus Floatplane, 1 catapult
Sensors: Type 279 early warning radar, Type 284 and 285 fire control radars.
Armor:
  • Belt: 76mm on 25mm Plating
  • Box Magazine Protection: 89mm
  • Bulkheads: 38mm
  • Main Deck: 51mm
  • Turrets: 25mm
  • Barbettes: 25mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 6 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 102mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 3 x 40mm AA guns
  • 12 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns (3x4)
  • 8 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x4)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMS Leander (75)Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth.September 8, 1930September 24, 1931March 24, 1933Sunk by SMS Admiral Hipper in the Indian Ocean, October 11, 1941.
HMS Orion (85)Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth.September 26, 1931November 24, 1932January 18, 1934Sunk by USS Hammerhead off Greenland, January 2, 1943.
HMS Neptune (20)Portsmouth Dockyard, Portsmouth.September 24, 1931January 31, 1933February 23, 1934Sunk by naval mines near Jaffa, August 9, 1942.
HMS Achilles (70)Cammell Laird, Birkenhead.June 11, 1931September 1, 1932October 6, 1933Sunk by US Navy aircraft near Bermuda, April 13, 1943.
HMS Ajax (22)Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow.February 7, 1933March 1, 1934April 12, 1935September 2, 1944Damaged, March 29, 1944 and never repaired. Reparation transport, 1944-1947. BU 1948.

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Amphion class Light Cruiser (1935-1936)

Specifications (following 1941 refit)
Weight: 7,105 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 7,000 nautical miles
Speed: 32.5 knots
Aviation Capacity: 1 Supermarine Walrus Floatplane, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 76mm on 25mm Plating
  • Box Magazine Protection: 89mm
  • Bulkheads: 38mm
  • Main Deck: 51mm
  • Turrets: 25mm
  • Barbettes: 25mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 6 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 102mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 3 x 40mm AA guns
  • 12 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns (3x4)
  • 8 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x4)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMAS Perth (D29) - ex HMS AmphionPortsmouth Dockyard, Portsmouth.June 26, 1933July 27, 1934July 6, 1936RAN, August 1939. Sunk by Japanese cruisers in the Coral Sea, March 1, 1944.
HMAS Hobart (D63) - ex HMS ApolloDevonport Dockyard, Plymouth.August 15, 1933October 9, 1934January 13, 1936January 1960.RAN, September 1938. Training Ship, 1956. BU in Marseille, 1961.
HMAS Sydney (D48) - ex HMS PhaetonSwan Hunter, Wallsend.July 8, 1933September 22, 1934September 24, 1935Sunk by Ottoman Bombers in the Eastern Mediterranean, December 4, 1942.

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Arethusa class Light Cruisers (1935-1937)

Specifications (following 1941 refit)
Weight: 5,270 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 7,000 nautical miles
Speed: 32.5 knots
Aviation Capacity: 1 Supermarine Walrus Floatplane, 1 catapult
Sensors: Type 279 early warning radar.
Armor:
  • Belt: 57mm
  • Box Magazine Protection: 89mm
  • Bulkheads: 25mm
  • Main Deck: 25mm
  • Turrets: 25mm
  • Barbettes: 19mm
Armament:
  • 6 x 6 in guns (3x2)
  • 8 x 102mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 40mm AA guns (2x4)
  • 8 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns (2x4)
  • 8 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x4)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Fate​
HMS Arethusa (26)Chatham Dockyard, Chatham.January 25, 1933March 6, 1934May 23, 1935Severely damaged by SMS Admiral Scheer, December 27, 1941, foundered the next day.
HMS Aurora (12)Portsmouth Dockyard, Portsmouth.July 23, 1935August 20, 1936November 12, 1937Sunk in SMS U-894 in the South Atlantic, September 7, 1941.
HMS Galatea (71)Scotts, GreenockJune 2, 1933August 9, 1934August 14, 1935Sunk by Yavuz Sultan Selim off Cyprus, July 1, 1943.
HMS Penelope (97)Swan Hunter, Wallsend.May 30, 1934October 15, 1935November 13, 1936Sunk by USS Philadelphia off Bermuda, April 9th, 1943.
HMS Medusa (54)Scotts, GreenockJuly 2, 1935August 16, 1936December 1, 1937Sunk in Portsmouth by Luftwaffe Aircraft, May 22, 1944. Broken up in situ, 1948.

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Town class Light Cruisers (1937-1939)

Specifications (following 1941 refit)
Weight: 9,100 long tons fully loaded (Southampton), 9,400 long tons fully loaded (Gloucester)
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 12,100 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Aviation Capacity: 3 Supermarine Walrus Floatplane, 1 catapult
Sensors: Type 279 early warning radar, Type 284 fire control radar.
Armor:
  • Belt: 114mm
  • Box Magazine Protection: 114mm
  • Bulkheads: 64mm
  • Main Deck: 38mm (Southampton) 51mm (Gloucester)
  • Turrets: 25mm (Southampton) 102mm (Gloucester)
  • Barbettes: 51mm
Armament:
  • 12 x 6 in guns (4x3)
  • 8 x 102mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 40mm AA guns (2x4)
  • 8 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns (2x4)
  • 20 x 178mm AA rockets
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
Southampton Subclass​
Ship​
Builder​
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Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMS Southampton (83)John Brown, ClydebankNovember 21, 1934March 10, 1936March 6, 1937Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
HMS Birmingham (19)Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth.July 18, 1935June 20, 1936September 9, 1937Sunk by USS Boston in the North Atlantic, December 4, 1942.
HMS Newcastle (76)Vickers-Armstrong, TyneApril 10, 1934January 23, 1936April 5, 1937August 19, 1944To Germany (SMS Danzig) as war reparations, September 1944.
HMS Glasgow (21)Scotts, GreenockApril 16, 1935September 1, 1936November 18, 1937Sunk by Japanese destroyers in the Indian Ocean, April 29, 1944.
HMS Sheffield (24) - (D24), 1948Vickers-Armstrong, TyneJanuary 31, 1935July 23, 1936August 25, 1937September 1964Training ship, April 1959. Scrapped in Bo Ness, 1964.

Gloucester Subclass​
Ship​
Builder​
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Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMS Gloucester (62)Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth.September 22, 1936October 19, 1937January 31, 1939Sunk by US Navy warships in the Denmark Strait, November 12, 1942.
HMS Leicester (28)Vickers-Armstrong, TyneAugust 1, 1936September 12, 1937December 2, 1938Sunk by Japanese destroyers in the Indian Ocean, April 29, 1944.
HMS Liverpool (11)Fairfield, GovanJanuary 17, 1936March 24, 1937November 2, 1938Sunk during the Battle of the English Channel, May 6, 1944.
HMS Manchester (15)Hawthorn Leslie, HebburnMarch 28, 1936April 12, 1937August 4, 1938July 29, 1944Barracks ship for US occupation forces, July 1944. Scuttled in the North Sea, January 24, 1946.

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Edinburgh class Light Cruisers (1939)

Specifications (following 1941 refit)
Weight: 10,500 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 12,200 nautical miles
Speed: 32.5 knots
Aviation Capacity: 3 Supermarine Walrus Floatplane, 1 catapult
Sensors: Type 279 early warning radar
Armor:
  • Belt: 114mm
  • Bulkheads: 64mm
  • Main Deck: 76mm
  • Turrets: 102mm
  • Barbettes: 51mm
Armament:
  • 12 x 6 in guns (4x3)
  • 12 x 102mm DP guns (6x2)
  • 16 x 40mm AA guns (2x8)
  • 8 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns (2x4)
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMS Edinburgh (16)Swan Hunter, WallsendDecember 10, 1936March 17, 1938August 3, 1939Sunk by USN Destroyers near the Falklands, August 16, 1943.
HMS Bristol (35)Cammell Laird, Birkenhead.December 30, 1936March 31, 1938July 6, 1939August 1, 1944To Germany (SMS Passau) as war reparations, September 1944.
HMS Norwich (39)Fairfield, GovanDecember 23, 1936April 10, 1938August 29, 1939Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
HMS Oxford (51)Cammell Laird, Birkenhead.January 16, 1937May 2, 1938September 19, 1939Sunk by US Navy warships in the Denmark Strait, November 12, 1942.

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Dido class Anti-Aircraft Cruiser (1940-1942)

Specifications (As originally built)
Weight: 5,600 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 5,560 nautical miles
Speed: 32.2 knots
Sensors: Type 279 and 281 early warning radars.
Armor:
  • Belt: 76mm
  • Bulkheads: 25mm
  • Main Deck: 51mm
  • Turrets: 13mm
Armament:
  • 10 x 102mm DP guns (5x2)
  • 8 x 40mm AA guns (2x4)
  • 8 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns (2x4)
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMS Dido (37)Cammell Laird, Birkenhead.October 20, 1937July 18, 1939September 30, 1940Sunk by USN aircraft in Portsmouth, June 2, 1944. BU 1946-1947.
HMS Argonaut (61)Cammell Laird, Birkenhead.November 21, 1939September 6, 1941August 8, 1942Sunk during the Battle of the English Channel, May 6, 1944.
HMS Bonaventure (31)Scotts, GreenockAugust 30, 1937April 19, 1939May 24, 1940August 2, 1944Badly damaged, May 16, 1944 and never repaired. BU 1947.
HMS Cleopatra (33)Hawthorn Leslie, HebburnJanuary 5, 1939March 27, 1940December 15, 1941Sunk during the Second Battle of Bermuda, April 11, 1943.
HMS Euryalus (42)Chatham Dockyard, Chatham.October 21, 1937June 6, 1939June 30, 1941Sunk by SMS UC-312 in the Aegean Sea, June 2, 1942.
HMS Hermione (74)A. Stephens, Linthouse.October 6, 1937May 18, 1939March 25, 1941Sunk by Japanese battleships in the Indian Ocean, April 24, 1944.
HMS Naiad (93)Hawthorn Leslie, HebburnAugust 26, 1937January 3, 1939August 24, 1940September 2, 1944Damaged by USN aircraft in Scapa Flow, April 12, 1944, never repaired. BU 1945.
HMS Phoebe (43)Fairfield, GovanSeptember 2, 1937March 25, 1939September 30, 1940Sunk during the Battle of Rockall Bank, October 6, 1943.
HMS Sirius (82)Portsmouth Dockyard, Portsmouth.April 6, 1938September 18, 1940May 6, 1942August 9, 1944To the Ottoman Empire (Hüdâvendigâr) as war reparations, September 1944.

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Crown Colony class Light Cruisers (1940-1943)

Specifications (following 1941 refit)
Weight: 8,530 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 10,100 nautical miles
Speed: 31.5 knots
Aviation Capacity: 2 Supermarine Walrus Floatplane, 1 catapult
Sensors: Type 279 early warning radar, Type 284 fire control radar.
Armor:
  • Belt: 89mm
  • Bulkheads: 51mm
  • Main Deck: 51mm
  • Turrets: 51mm
  • Barbettes: 51mm
Armament:
  • 12 x 6 in guns (4x3)
  • 8 x 102mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 40mm AA guns (2x4)
  • 8 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns (2x4)
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
Fiji Subclass​
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMS Fiji (58)John Brown, ClydebankMarch 30, 1938May 31, 1939May 17, 1940Sunk by German destroyers off Norway, November 9, 1942.
HMS Kenya (14)A. Stephens, Linthouse.June 18, 1938August 18, 1939September 27, 1940August 29, 1944To Austria-Hungary (SMS Zenta) as war reparations, September 1944.
HMS Hong Kong (52)John Brown, ClydebankNovember 30, 1939December 29, 1940September 27, 1941Sunk by Japanese aircraft near Singapore, June 29, 1943.
HMS Mauritius (80) - HMNZS Auckland (C80), 1948Swan Hunter, WallsendMarch 31, 1938July 19, 1939January 1, 1941December 1966RNZN, September 1941. Scrapped in Cherbourg, 1967.
HMS Gambia (48)Swan Hunter, WallsendJuly 24, 1939November 30, 1940February 21, 1942Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
HMNZS St. Helena (C44) - Wellington, 1948Vickers-Armstrong, TyneApril 28, 1939November 16, 1940June 29, 1942December 1966Scrapped in Blyth, 1969.
HMS Nigeria (60)Vickers-Armstrong, BarrowFebruary 8, 1938July 18, 1939September 23, 1940Sunk by USN cruisers in the Labrador Sea, August 22, 1942.
HMS Malta (46) - HMAS Brisbane (D46), October 11, 1942Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth.April 21, 1938March 21, 1940October 14, 1941June 1963RAN, October 1942. Scrapped in Brisbane, 1966.

Ceylon Subclass​
Ship​
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Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMS Ceylon (30)A. Stephens, Linthouse.April 27, 1939July 30, 1942July 13, 1943Sunk by German cruisers near Trondheim, August 2, 1943.
HMS Bermuda (59)
- ex Singapore
Swan Hunter, WallsendSeptember 11, 1939December 19, 1941January 20, 1943August 19, 1944To USA (USS Boise (CLF-150)) as war reparations, September 1944.
HMS Uganda (66)Vickers-Armstrong, TyneJuly 20, 1939August 7, 1941January 3, 1943December 1944Sold to India (INS Delhi), March 1946.

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Bellona class AA Cruisers (1943-1944)

Specifications (As originally built)
Weight: 5,950 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 5,100 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Sensors: Type 272 targeting radar, Type 281 early warning radar, Type 282, 284, and 2x 285 fire control and gunnery radars.
Armor:
  • Belt: 76mm
  • Bulkheads: 25mm
  • Main Deck: 51mm
  • Turrets: 13mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 102mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 40mm AA guns (3x4)
  • 12 x 20mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMS Bellona (63)Swan Hunter, WallsendNovember 30, 1939September 29, 1942October 29, 1943Sunk by USN aircraft near the Orkneys, February 2, 1944.
HMS Black Prince (81)Fairfield, GovanNovember 2, 1939August 27, 1942November 20, 1943Sunk by German destroyers near the Scheldt Estuary, March 2, 1944.
HMS Diadem (84)Fairfield, GovanDecember 15, 1939August 26, 1942January 6, 1944Sunk by naval mines near Portsmouth, January 24, 1944.
HMS Royalist (89)A. Stephens, Linthouse.March 21, 1940May 30, 1942September 10, 1943September 5, 1944To the Netherlands (HNLMS Tromp) as war reparations, September 1944.
HMS Spartan (95)Vickers-Armstrong, BarrowDecember 21, 1939August 27, 1942August 10, 1943Sunk by German destroyers near Narvik, October 4, 1943.

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Bedford class Light Cruisers (Never completed)

Specifications (Planned)
Weight: 8,800 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 10,100 nautical miles
Speed: 31.5 knots
Sensors: Type 272 targeting radar, Type 281B early warning radar, Type 282, 284, and 285 fire control and gunnery radars, and Type 293 short search radar.
Armor:
  • Belt: 89mm
  • Bulkheads: 51mm
  • Main Deck: 51mm
  • Turrets: 51mm
  • Barbettes: 25mm
Armament:
  • 9 x 6 in guns (3x3)
  • 10 x 102mm DP guns (5x2)
  • 24 x 40mm AA guns (4x4) and (8x1)
  • 22 x 20mm AA guns (8x2) and (6x1)
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Planned Commissioning​
Fate​
HMS Bedford (08)Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Occupied N. Ireland.November 20, 1941August 29, 1943December 1944Work suspended, March 1944. Scuttled as blockship, March 29, 1944. Broken up in situ, 1947.
HMS Birkenhead (53)Vickers-Armstrong, BarrowSeptember 22, 1941February 4, 1943September 1944Work suspended, March 1944. Scrapped incomplete, 1945-1946.
HMS Cambridge (98)Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Occupied N. Ireland.December 3, 1941September 28, 1943December 1944Work suspended, March 1944. Scuttled as blockship, March 29, 1944. Broken up in situ, 1947.
HMS Margate (88)Vickers-Armstrong, BarrowOctober 8, 1941May 2, 1943September 1944Work suspended, March 1944. Sunk during air-raid, June 2, 1944. Broken up in situ, 1949-1950.
HMS Weymouth (102)Vickers-Armstrong, TyneFebruary 9, 1942November 15, 1943Spring 1945Work suspended, March 1944. Scrapped incomplete 1945.
 
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Canterbury class Light Cruiser (1926)

Specifications (following 1939 refit)
Weight: 9,450 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Curtis-Brown geared steam turbines, 8x Yarrow Boilers
Range: 8,000 nautical miles
Speed: 33 knots
Aviation Capacity: 1 Fairey Seafox Floatplane, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 76mm
  • Main Deck: 25mm
  • Gun Shields: 25mm
  • Conning Tower: 76mm
Armament:
  • 7 x 6 in guns
  • 3 x 102mm DP guns
  • 2 x 40mm AA guns
  • 8 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns (2x4)
  • 16 x 533mm torpedo tubes (4x4)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Fate​
HMS Canterbury (52)Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth.August 28, 1922December 23, 1923April 1926Sunk during the Battle of the English Channel, May 6, 1944.
HMS Leeds (66)Chatham Dockyard, Chatham.September 23, 1922May 19, 1924January 1926Sunk by Luftwaffe Aircraft in the Scheldt Estuary, January 7, 1944. Broken up in situ, 1947-1952.

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Leander class Light Cruiser (1933-1935)

Specifications (following 1941 refit)
Weight: 7,270 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 6x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 10,300 nautical miles
Speed: 32.5 knots
Aviation Capacity: 1 Supermarine Walrus Floatplane, 1 catapult
Sensors: Type 279 early warning radar, Type 284 and 285 fire control radars.
Armor:
  • Belt: 76mm on 25mm Plating
  • Box Magazine Protection: 89mm
  • Bulkheads: 38mm
  • Main Deck: 51mm
  • Turrets: 25mm
  • Barbettes: 25mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 6 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 102mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 3 x 40mm AA guns
  • 12 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns (3x4)
  • 8 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x4)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMS Leander (75)Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth.September 8, 1930September 24, 1931March 24, 1933Sunk by SMS Admiral Hipper in the Indian Ocean, October 11, 1941.
HMS Orion (85)Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth.September 26, 1931November 24, 1932January 18, 1934Sunk by USS Hammerhead off Greenland, January 2, 1943.
HMS Neptune (20)Portsmouth Dockyard, Portsmouth.September 24, 1931January 31, 1933February 23, 1934Sunk by naval mines near Jaffa, August 9, 1942.
HMS Achilles (70)Cammell Laird, Birkenhead.June 11, 1931September 1, 1932October 6, 1933Sunk by US Navy aircraft near Bermuda, April 13, 1943.
HMS Ajax (22)Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow.February 7, 1933March 1, 1934April 12, 1935September 2, 1944Damaged, March 29, 1944 and never repaired. Reparation transport, 1944-1947. BU 1948.

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Amphion class Light Cruiser (1935-1936)

Specifications (following 1941 refit)
Weight: 7,105 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 7,000 nautical miles
Speed: 32.5 knots
Aviation Capacity: 1 Supermarine Walrus Floatplane, 1 catapult
Armor:
  • Belt: 76mm on 25mm Plating
  • Box Magazine Protection: 89mm
  • Bulkheads: 38mm
  • Main Deck: 51mm
  • Turrets: 25mm
  • Barbettes: 25mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 6 in guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 102mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 3 x 40mm AA guns
  • 12 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns (3x4)
  • 8 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x4)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMAS Perth (D29) - ex HMS AmphionPortsmouth Dockyard, Portsmouth.June 26, 1933July 27, 1934July 6, 1936RAN, August 1939. Sunk by Japanese cruisers in the Coral Sea, March 1, 1944.
HMAS Hobart (D63) - ex HMS ApolloDevonport Dockyard, Plymouth.August 15, 1933October 9, 1934January 13, 1936January 1960.RAN, September 1938. Training Ship, 1956. BU in Marseille, 1961.
HMAS Sydney (D48) - ex HMS PhaetonSwan Hunter, Wallsend.July 8, 1933September 22, 1934September 24, 1935Sunk by Ottoman Bombers in the Eastern Mediterranean, December 4, 1942.

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Arethusa class Light Cruisers (1935-1937)

Specifications (following 1941 refit)
Weight: 5,270 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 7,000 nautical miles
Speed: 32.5 knots
Aviation Capacity: 1 Supermarine Walrus Floatplane, 1 catapult
Sensors: Type 279 early warning radar.
Armor:
  • Belt: 57mm
  • Box Magazine Protection: 89mm
  • Bulkheads: 25mm
  • Main Deck: 25mm
  • Turrets: 25mm
  • Barbettes: 19mm
Armament:
  • 6 x 6 in guns (3x2)
  • 8 x 102mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 40mm AA guns (2x4)
  • 8 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns (2x4)
  • 8 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x4)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Fate​
HMS Arethusa (26)Chatham Dockyard, Chatham.January 25, 1933March 6, 1934May 23, 1935Severely damaged by SMS Admiral Scheer, December 27, 1941, foundered the next day.
HMS Aurora (12)Portsmouth Dockyard, Portsmouth.July 23, 1935August 20, 1936November 12, 1937Sunk in SMS U-894 in the South Atlantic, September 7, 1941.
HMS Galatea (71)Scotts, GreenockJune 2, 1933August 9, 1934August 14, 1935Sunk by Yavuz Sultan Selim off Cyprus, July 1, 1943.
HMS Penelope (97)Swan Hunter, Wallsend.May 30, 1934October 15, 1935November 13, 1936Sunk by USS Philadelphia off Bermuda, April 9th, 1943.
HMS Medusa (54)Scotts, GreenockJuly 2, 1935August 16, 1936December 1, 1937Sunk in Portsmouth by Luftwaffe Aircraft, May 22, 1944. Broken up in situ, 1948.

View attachment 679127
Town class Light Cruisers (1937-1939)

Specifications (following 1941 refit)
Weight: 9,100 long tons fully loaded (Southampton), 9,400 long tons fully loaded (Gloucester)
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 12,100 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Aviation Capacity: 3 Supermarine Walrus Floatplane, 1 catapult
Sensors: Type 279 early warning radar, Type 284 fire control radar.
Armor:
  • Belt: 114mm
  • Box Magazine Protection: 114mm
  • Bulkheads: 64mm
  • Main Deck: 38mm (Southampton) 51mm (Gloucester)
  • Turrets: 25mm (Southampton) 102mm (Gloucester)
  • Barbettes: 51mm
Armament:
  • 12 x 6 in guns (4x3)
  • 8 x 102mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 40mm AA guns (2x4)
  • 8 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns (2x4)
  • 20 x 178mm AA rockets
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
Southampton Subclass​
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMS Southampton (83)John Brown, ClydebankNovember 21, 1934March 10, 1936March 6, 1937Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
HMS Birmingham (19)Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth.July 18, 1935June 20, 1936September 9, 1937Sunk by USS Boston in the North Atlantic, December 4, 1942.
HMS Newcastle (76)Vickers-Armstrong, TyneApril 10, 1934January 23, 1936April 5, 1937August 19, 1944To Germany (SMS Danzig) as war reparations, September 1944.
HMS Glasgow (21)Scotts, GreenockApril 16, 1935September 1, 1936November 18, 1937Sunk by Japanese destroyers in the Indian Ocean, April 29, 1944.
HMS Sheffield (24) - (D24), 1948Vickers-Armstrong, TyneJanuary 31, 1935July 23, 1936August 25, 1937September 1964Training ship, April 1959. Scrapped in Bo Ness, 1964.

Gloucester Subclass​
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMS Gloucester (62)Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth.September 22, 1936October 19, 1937January 31, 1939Sunk by US Navy warships in the Denmark Strait, November 12, 1942.
HMS Leicester (28)Vickers-Armstrong, TyneAugust 1, 1936September 12, 1937December 2, 1938Sunk by Japanese destroyers in the Indian Ocean, April 29, 1944.
HMS Liverpool (11)Fairfield, GovanJanuary 17, 1936March 24, 1937November 2, 1938Sunk during the Battle of the English Channel, May 6, 1944.
HMS Manchester (15)Hawthorn Leslie, HebburnMarch 28, 1936April 12, 1937August 4, 1938July 29, 1944Barracks ship for US occupation forces, July 1944. Scuttled in the North Sea, January 24, 1946.

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Edinburgh class Light Cruisers (1939)

Specifications (following 1941 refit)
Weight: 10,500 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 12,200 nautical miles
Speed: 32.5 knots
Aviation Capacity: 3 Supermarine Walrus Floatplane, 1 catapult
Sensors: Type 279 early warning radar
Armor:
  • Belt: 114mm
  • Bulkheads: 64mm
  • Main Deck: 76mm
  • Turrets: 102mm
  • Barbettes: 51mm
Armament:
  • 12 x 6 in guns (4x3)
  • 12 x 102mm DP guns (6x2)
  • 16 x 40mm AA guns (2x8)
  • 8 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns (2x4)
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMS Edinburgh (16)Swan Hunter, WallsendDecember 10, 1936March 17, 1938August 3, 1939Sunk by USN Destroyers near the Falklands, August 16, 1943.
HMS Bristol (35)Cammell Laird, Birkenhead.December 30, 1936March 31, 1938July 6, 1939August 1, 1944To Germany (SMS Passau) as war reparations, September 1944.
HMS Norwich (39)Fairfield, GovanDecember 23, 1936April 10, 1938August 29, 1939Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
HMS Oxford (51)Cammell Laird, Birkenhead.January 16, 1937May 2, 1938September 19, 1939Sunk by US Navy warships in the Denmark Strait, November 12, 1942.

View attachment 679155
Dido class Anti-Aircraft Cruiser (1940-1942)

Specifications (As originally built)
Weight: 5,600 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 5,560 nautical miles
Speed: 32.2 knots
Sensors: Type 279 and 281 early warning radars.
Armor:
  • Belt: 76mm
  • Bulkheads: 25mm
  • Main Deck: 51mm
  • Turrets: 13mm
Armament:
  • 10 x 102mm DP guns (5x2)
  • 8 x 40mm AA guns (2x4)
  • 8 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns (2x4)
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMS Dido (37)Cammell Laird, Birkenhead.October 20, 1937July 18, 1939September 30, 1940Sunk by USN aircraft in Portsmouth, June 2, 1944. BU 1946-1947.
HMS Argonaut (61)Cammell Laird, Birkenhead.November 21, 1939September 6, 1941August 8, 1942Sunk during the Battle of the English Channel, May 6, 1944.
HMS Bonaventure (31)Scotts, GreenockAugust 30, 1937April 19, 1939May 24, 1940August 2, 1944Badly damaged, May 16, 1944 and never repaired. BU 1947.
HMS Cleopatra (33)Hawthorn Leslie, HebburnJanuary 5, 1939March 27, 1940December 15, 1941Sunk during the Second Battle of Bermuda, April 11, 1943.
HMS Euryalus (42)Chatham Dockyard, Chatham.October 21, 1937June 6, 1939June 30, 1941Sunk by SMS UC-312 in the Aegean Sea, June 2, 1942.
HMS Hermione (74)A. Stephens, Linthouse.October 6, 1937May 18, 1939March 25, 1941Sunk by Japanese battleships in the Indian Ocean, April 24, 1944.
HMS Naiad (93)Hawthorn Leslie, HebburnAugust 26, 1937January 3, 1939August 24, 1940September 2, 1944Damaged by USN aircraft in Scapa Flow, April 12, 1944, never repaired. BU 1945.
HMS Phoebe (43)Fairfield, GovanSeptember 2, 1937March 25, 1939September 30, 1940Sunk during the Battle of Rockall Bank, October 6, 1943.
HMS Sirius (82)Portsmouth Dockyard, Portsmouth.April 6, 1938September 18, 1940May 6, 1942August 9, 1944To the Ottoman Empire (Hüdâvendigâr) as war reparations, September 1944.

View attachment 679161
Crown Colony class Light Cruisers (1940-1943)

Specifications (following 1941 refit)
Weight: 8,530 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 10,100 nautical miles
Speed: 31.5 knots
Aviation Capacity: 2 Supermarine Walrus Floatplane, 1 catapult
Sensors: Type 279 early warning radar, Type 284 fire control radar.
Armor:
  • Belt: 89mm
  • Bulkheads: 51mm
  • Main Deck: 51mm
  • Turrets: 51mm
  • Barbettes: 51mm
Armament:
  • 12 x 6 in guns (4x3)
  • 8 x 102mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 8 x 40mm AA guns (2x4)
  • 8 x 12.7mm AA machine-guns (2x4)
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
Fiji Subclass​
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMS Fiji (58)John Brown, ClydebankMarch 30, 1938May 31, 1939May 17, 1940Sunk by German destroyers off Norway, November 9, 1942.
HMS Kenya (14)A. Stephens, Linthouse.June 18, 1938August 18, 1939September 27, 1940August 29, 1944To Austria-Hungary (SMS Zenta) as war reparations, September 1944.
HMS Hong Kong (52)John Brown, ClydebankNovember 30, 1939December 29, 1940September 27, 1941Sunk by Japanese aircraft near Singapore, June 29, 1943.
HMS Mauritius (80) - HMNZS Auckland (C80), 1948Swan Hunter, WallsendMarch 31, 1938July 19, 1939January 1, 1941December 1966RNZN, September 1941. Scrapped in Cherbourg, 1967.
HMS Gambia (48)Swan Hunter, WallsendJuly 24, 1939November 30, 1940February 21, 1942Sunk during the Battle of the North Sea, September 1942.
HMNZS St. Helena (C44) - Wellington, 1948Vickers-Armstrong, TyneApril 28, 1939November 16, 1940June 29, 1942December 1966Scrapped in Blyth, 1969.
HMS Nigeria (60)Vickers-Armstrong, BarrowFebruary 8, 1938July 18, 1939September 23, 1940Sunk by USN cruisers in the Labrador Sea, August 22, 1942.
HMS Malta (46) - HMAS Brisbane (D46), October 11, 1942Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth.April 21, 1938March 21, 1940October 14, 1941June 1963RAN, October 1942. Scrapped in Brisbane, 1966.

Ceylon Subclass​
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMS Ceylon (30)A. Stephens, Linthouse.April 27, 1939July 30, 1942July 13, 1943Sunk by German cruisers near Trondheim, August 2, 1943.
HMS Bermuda (59)
- ex Singapore
Swan Hunter, WallsendSeptember 11, 1939December 19, 1941January 20, 1943August 19, 1944To USA (USS Boise (CLF-150)) as war reparations, September 1944.
HMS Uganda (66)Vickers-Armstrong, TyneJuly 20, 1939August 7, 1941January 3, 1943December 1944Sold to India (INS Delhi), March 1946.

View attachment 679174
Bellona class AA Cruisers (1943-1944)

Specifications (As originally built)
Weight: 5,950 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 5,100 nautical miles
Speed: 32 knots
Sensors: Type 272 targeting radar, Type 281 early warning radar, Type 282, 284, and 2x 285 fire control and gunnery radars.
Armor:
  • Belt: 76mm
  • Bulkheads: 25mm
  • Main Deck: 51mm
  • Turrets: 13mm
Armament:
  • 8 x 102mm DP guns (4x2)
  • 12 x 40mm AA guns (3x4)
  • 12 x 20mm AA guns (6x2)
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Commissioned​
Decommissioned​
Fate​
HMS Bellona (63)Swan Hunter, WallsendNovember 30, 1939September 29, 1942October 29, 1943Sunk by USN aircraft near the Orkneys, February 2, 1944.
HMS Black Prince (81)Fairfield, GovanNovember 2, 1939August 27, 1942November 20, 1943Sunk by German destroyers near the Scheldt Estuary, March 2, 1944.
HMS Diadem (84)Fairfield, GovanDecember 15, 1939August 26, 1942January 6, 1944Sunk by naval mines near Portsmouth, January 24, 1944.
HMS Royalist (89)A. Stephens, Linthouse.March 21, 1940May 30, 1942September 10, 1943September 5, 1944To the Netherlands (HNLMS Tromp) as war reparations, September 1944.
HMS Spartan (95)Vickers-Armstrong, BarrowDecember 21, 1939August 27, 1942August 10, 1943Sunk by German destroyers near Narvik, October 4, 1943.

View attachment 679183
Bedford class Light Cruisers (Never completed)

Specifications (Planned)
Weight: 8,800 long tons fully loaded
Propulsion: 4x Parsons geared steam turbines, 4x Admiralty 3-Drum Boilers
Range: 10,100 nautical miles
Speed: 31.5 knots
Sensors: Type 272 targeting radar, Type 281B early warning radar, Type 282, 284, and 285 fire control and gunnery radars, and Type 293 short search radar.
Armor:
  • Belt: 89mm
  • Bulkheads: 51mm
  • Main Deck: 51mm
  • Turrets: 51mm
  • Barbettes: 25mm
Armament:
  • 9 x 6 in guns (3x3)
  • 10 x 102mm DP guns (5x2)
  • 24 x 40mm AA guns (4x4) and (8x1)
  • 22 x 20mm AA guns (8x2) and (6x1)
  • 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes (2x3)
Ship​
Builder​
Laid Down​
Launched​
Planned Commissioning​
Fate​
HMS Bedford (08)Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Occupied N. Ireland.November 20, 1941August 29, 1943December 1944Work suspended, March 1944. Scuttled as blockship, March 29, 1944. Broken up in situ, 1947.
HMS Birkenhead (53)Vickers-Armstrong, BarrowSeptember 22, 1941February 4, 1943September 1944Work suspended, March 1944. Scrapped incomplete, 1945-1946.
HMS Cambridge (98)Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Occupied N. Ireland.December 3, 1941September 28, 1943December 1944Work suspended, March 1944. Scuttled as blockship, March 29, 1944. Broken up in situ, 1947.
HMS Margate (88)Vickers-Armstrong, BarrowOctober 8, 1941May 2, 1943September 1944Work suspended, March 1944. Sunk during air-raid, June 2, 1944. Broken up in situ, 1949-1950.
HMS Weymouth (102)Vickers-Armstrong, TyneFebruary 9, 1942November 15, 1943Spring 1945Work suspended, March 1944. Scrapped incomplete 1945.
Haven't yet heard of the Battle of the English Channel yet. This looks like where the Imperial German Navy finally regains the upper hand and gains supremacy over the English Channel. You plan on publishing your post for this soon?
 
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