York Class Cruiser (1928)

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Two York class heavy cruisers were completed, to slightly different design, for the Royal Navy in 1930 and 1931.

They differed from the preceding Norfolk class by having 34 the weaponry in main calibre guns and torpedoes.

Overview of 2 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
York Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company 16 May, 1927 17 Jul, 1928 Destroyed 26 Mar, 1941
Exeter Devonport Royal Dockyard 1 Aug, 1928 18 Jul, 1929 Sunk 1 Mar, 1942

Design and Construction

See Also

  • Wikipedia
  • 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).


York Class Heavy Cruiser
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