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History of  Royal Navy cruisers (heavy cruisers, light cruisers). Royal Navy cruiser website dedicated to the London Class. HMS Devonshire, HMS London, HMS Shropshire, HMS Sussex including crew and families of ex-crew members notice board for the London Class cruisers.

Displacement: 9,850 tons (Devonshire & London), 9,830 tons (Shropshire & Sussex)   Speed: 32kt    Complement: 650.   Armament: Eight 8 inch guns in pairs. Eight 4 inch anti-aircraft guns (in pairs on HMS London only) and eight 2pdr anti-aircraft guns in pairs (London had sixteen AA guns in pairs).  HMS London also had eight 0.5 inch machine guns.  Eight 21 inch torpedo tubes and 1 aircraft with London supporting 3 aircraft.

HMS Devonshire 22nd October 1927 Sold and broken up 1954.
HMS London 14th September 1927 Sold and broken up 1950.
HMS Shropshire 5th July 1928 Transferred to Australian Navy in 1943 to replace Canberra. Sold and broken up 1955.
HMS Sussex 22nd February 1928 Sold and broken up1950.

HMS Devonshire

HMS Devonshire pictured c.1930s

 

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HMS Devonshire in 1942 with 20mm guns added forward and amidships as well as on the tops of the turrets.

HMS Devonshire, 1936.

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HMS London

HMS London showing Supermarine Walrus Seaplane on Catapult

HMS London c.1946 

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HMS Revenge (no. 5) with sister ship HMS Royal Sovereign (no.3) and HMS Resource (no.2), HMS London (no.4) and HMS Queen Elizabeth (no. 6) with HMS Ramillies in dock (no.1). Ships pictured in Valetta Harbour. 

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HMS London pictured c.1930s 

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HMS London, Photographed early 1930s checking the anti mine equipment.

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HMS London c.1930.  Alongside is London ferry Edith.

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An early war view of HMS London. Shows the 0.5ins machine guns on  the top of the turrets.

HMS London. 

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HMS London.

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HMS London.

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Seaplane of HMS London.

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Torpedo Firing from HMS London.

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