Allied Warships

Light cruisers

Belfast class

2 ships

The light cruiser HMS Belfast (35) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

TypeLight cruiser
Displacement10000 BRT 
Length631.5 feet (oa) 
Complement850 men 

12 6" guns (4x3)
12 4" AA guns (6x2)
16 2pdr AA (4x4)
8 .5" MG AA (2x4)
6 21" torpedo tubes (2x3)
3 aircraft
1 catapult 

Max speed32 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Power80000 HP 
Notes on class

A development of the earlier Southampton and Gloucester classes. These ships were lengthened to have more Anti-Aircraft armament fitted. 

All ships of the Belfast class

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Belfast (35)
HMS Edinburgh (16) Lost on 2 May 1942

2 Light cruisers of the Belfast class. 1 of them was lost.

Full wartime service history on this vessel.

See all Light cruiser classes.

Belfast class ships hit by U-boats (1)

21 Nov 1939HMS BelfastDamagedU-21

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