Allied Warships

Light cruisers

Southampton class

5 ships


The light cruiser HMS Sheffield (24) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

TypeLight cruiser
Displacement9100 BRT 
Length591 feet (oa) 
Complement700 men 
Armament12 6" guns (4x3)
8 4" AA guns (4x2)
8 2pdr AA (2x4)
8 .5" MG AA (2x4)
6 21" torpedo tubes (2x3)
3 aircraft
1 catapult 
Max speed32 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Power75000 HP 
Notes on class 

Royal Navy Royal Navy ships of the Southampton class

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HMS Birmingham (19)
HMS Glasgow (21)
HMS Newcastle (76)
HMS Sheffield (24)
HMS Southampton (83) Lost on 11 Jan 1941


5 Light cruisers of the Southampton class. 1 of them was lost.

See all Royal Navy Light cruiser classes.


Southampton class ships hit by U-boats (1)

28 Nov 1943HMS BirminghamDamagedU-407

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