Summary of Service: HMS Southampton, 1921-1926

HMS Southampton was built by Messrs John Brown & Co, laid down at Clydebank, 30 March 1911 and launched, 06 May 1912 by Lady Katherine Somerset. She was a light cruiser of 5,400 tons, 15,400 HP with an armament of eight 6in guns. She was the fourth ship of the Royal Navy to bear the… Read More

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Summary of Service: HMS Newcastle (1937 to 1958)

HMS Newcastle was a cruiser of the “Southampton” class, with a displacement of 9,100 tons (standard), designed speed of 32 knots, and main armament of twelve 6 inch guns (reduced after the Second World War to nine 6 inch). She was built by Vickers-Armstrongs at Walker-on-Tyne, and was laid down on 04 October 1934; launched… Read More

HMS Liverpool: A Brief History of Ships of the Name

There have been seven ships in the Royal Navy to bear the name LIVERPOOL. Ships of the Name Seven ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS LIVERPOOL after the city of Liverpool, whilst another was planned: HMS Liverpool (1741) was a 40-gun fifth-rate frigate, built as HMS Enterprise but renamed before being launched… Read More

Summary of Service: HMS Liverpool (1938-1958)

HMS LIVERPOOL was a SOUTHAMPTON class cruiser, built and engined by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co Ltd, Govan, Glasgow. Ordered under the 1935 programme on the 11th November of that year, she was laid down on the 17th February 1936, launched on the 24th March 1937, by Mrs Montagu Norman, wife of the Governor… Read More

Summary of Service: HMS Edinburgh (1939-42)

HMS EDINBURGH was a cruiser of 10,000 tons, armed with twelve 6 inch guns, and a designed speed of 32½ knots. She was built under the 1936 programme by Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Newcastle-on-Tyne, with machinery by the Wallsend Slipway Company, and was laid down on 30 December 1936; launched on 31 March 1938;… Read More