Allied Warships

HMS Diadem (84)

Light cruiser of the Bellona class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLight cruiser
Built byHawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered4 Sep 1939 
Laid down15 Dec 1939 
Launched26 Aug 1942 
Commissioned6 Jan 1944 
End service 1950 

Decommissioned in 1950.
Sold to the Pakistan Navy on 29 February 1956.
After a refit she was commissioned by the Pakistan Navy on 5 July 1957, being renamed Babur.
She was converted into a cadets training ship in 1961.


Commands listed for HMS Diadem (84)

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1Capt. Eric George Anderson Clifford, RN15 Oct 194319 Apr 1945
2Capt. Arthur Macdonnell Knapp, RN19 Apr 1945mid 1946

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