Arethusa Class Cruiser (1934)
Four of the minimalist Arethusa class light cruisers were completed in Britain between 1935 and 1937.
|Overview of 4 vessels|
|Citations for this data available on individual ship pages|
|Arethusa||Chatham Royal Dockyard||25 Jan, 1933||6 Mar, 1934||Broken up 1950|
|Aurora||Portsmouth Royal Dockyard||23 Jul, 1935||20 Aug, 1936||Transferred 1948|
|Galatea||Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company||2 Jun, 1933||9 Aug, 1934||Torpedoed 14 Dec, 1941|
|Penelope||Harland & Wolff||30 May, 1934||15 Oct, 1935||Torpedoed 18 Feb, 1944|
Design and Construction
Very similar to the Perth class cruisers, the Arethusas lacked "X" turrets, giving them six rather than eight 6-in guns in their main battery.
- 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).
|Arethusa Class Light Cruiser|
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