Leander Class Cruiser (1931)

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Five Leander class light cruisers were completed for the Royal Navy in the years 1933-35.

Overview of 5 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Achilles Cammell Laird 11 Jun, 1931 1 Sep, 1932 Transferred 1948
Ajax Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow 7 Feb, 1933 1 Mar, 1934 Broken up 1949
Leander Devonport Royal Dockyard 8 Sep, 1930 24 Sep, 1931 Broken up 1949
Neptune Portsmouth Royal Dockyard 24 Sep, 1931 31 Jan, 1933 Sunk 19 Dec, 1941
Orion Devonport Royal Dockyard 26 Sep, 1931 24 Nov, 1932 Broken up 1949

Design and Construction

Their single funnel was unique.

Armament

Main Battery

The eight 6-in guns could elevate 60 degrees

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).

Footnotes


Leander Class Light Cruiser
Achilles Ajax Leander Neptune Orion
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