London Class Cruiser (1927)
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|
|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.
- Chesneau, Roger (editor) (1980). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
- Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1928. p. 51.
|London Class Heavy Cruiser|
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