|Length||451.5 feet (oa)|
5 6" guns (5x1)
2 3" AA (2x1)
2 2pdr AA (2x1)
8 21" torpedo tubes (4x2)
Cairo, Calcutta and Carlisle as rearmed; 8 4" AA guns (4x2), 4 2pdr AA (1x4) 8 .5" AA (2x4)
|Max speed||29 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 2 shafts|
|Notes on class|
Repeat of the Ceres-class but given trawler bows as a result of the previous classes being very "wet" forward.
Cairo and Calcutta were rearmed as Anti-Aircraft cruisers shortly before the war. Carlisle was undergoing this reconstruction when the war broke out. Colombo was reconstructed during 1942/1943 for her new armament see her page.
All ships of the Carlisle class
|HMS Cairo (D 87)||Lost on 12 Aug 1942|
|HMS Calcutta (D 82)||Lost on 1 Jun 1941|
|HMS Capetown (D 88)|
|HMS Carlisle (D 67)|
|HMS Colombo (D 89)|
Full wartime service history on this vessel.
See all Light cruiser classes.
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