London Class Cruiser (1927)

From The Dreadnought Project
Jump to: navigation, search

Four London class heavy cruisers were completed for the Royal Navy in 1929. They resembled the preceding class, but were about one knot faster and lacked torpedo bulges.

Overview of 4 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Devonshire Devonport Royal Dockyard 16 Mar, 1926 22 Oct, 1927 Broken up 1954
London Portsmouth Royal Dockyard 23 Feb, 1926 14 Sep, 1927 Broken up 1950
Shropshire William Beardmore & Company 24 Feb, 1927 5 Jul, 1928 Broken up 1955
Sussex Hawthorn Leslie & Company 1 Feb, 1927 22 Feb, 1928 Broken up 1950

Design and Construction


In 1928, it was decided that each should be supplied with two Torpedo Control Discs Mark II** (three for those ships operating as flagship), with deflection etchings for their 21-in Mark VII torpedoes, despite growing dissatisfaction at the design of that disc.[1]

See Also

  • Wikipedia
  • Chesneau, Roger (editor) (1980). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on and


  1. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1928. p. 51.

London Class Heavy Cruiser
  Devonshire London Shropshire Sussex  
<– Kent Class Major Cruisers (UK) York Class –>