Leander Class

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History of  Royal Navy cruisers (heavy cruisers, light cruisers). Royal Navy cruiser website dedicated to the Leander Class. HMS Leander, HMS Neptune, HMS Orion, HMS Achillies, HMS Ajax, HMAS Sydney, HMAS Perth, HMAS Hobart including crew and families of ex-crew members notice board for the Leander Class cruisers.

HMS Achilles 1st September 1932 Sold to India 1948.
HMS Ajax 1st March 1934 Broken up 1949.
HMS Leander 24th September 1931 Broken up 1949
HMS Neptune 31st January 1933 Sunk 19th December 1941.
HMS Orion 24th November 1932 Broken up 1949.

HMS Leander

Specifications for HMS Leander

 

Displacement: 7,270 tons   Speed: 32.5kt    Complement: 550

Armament: Eight 6 inch guns in pairs. Eight 4 inch anti-aircraft guns in pairs and eight 2pdr anti-aircraft guns in pairs as well as twelve 0.5 inch machine guns in fours.   Eight 21 inch torpedo tubes in pairs and 1 aircraft.

HMS Leander.

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HMS Leander.

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HMS Leander

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HMS Leander pictured in June 1934.