Allied Warships

Light cruisers

Minotaur class

4 ships

The light cruiser HMS Swiftsure (08) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

TypeLight cruiser
Displacement8800 BRT 
Length555.5 feet (oa) 
Complement730 men 
ArmamentAs designed;
9 6" guns (3x3)
10 4" AA guns (5x2)
16 2pdr AA (4x4)
6 21" torpedo tubes (2x3) 
Max speed32.5 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power72500 HP 
Notes on classWhen completed these ships also had numerous 40mm and 20mm Anti Aircraft armament fitted. 

Royal Navy Royal Navy ships of the Minotaur class

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HMS Bellerophon (50)
HMS Blake (99)
HMS Hawke (27)
HMS Lion (34)
HMS Minotaur (53) (To the Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Ontario)
HMS Superb (25)
HMS Swiftsure (08)
HMS Tiger (20)

4 Light cruisers (5 names) of the Minotaur class.

Strikeout means that ship was cancelled (not finished) - not counted in class figures.

See all Royal Navy Light cruiser classes.

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