Allied Warships

Light cruisers

E class

2 ships


The light cruiser HMS Enterprise of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

TypeLight cruiser
Displacement 
Length570 feet (oa) 
Complement572 men 
Armament7 6" guns (Emerald 7x1, Enterprise 1x2,5x1)
3 4" AA guns (3x1)
2 2pdr AA (2x1)
16 21" torpedo tubes (4x4)
1 aircraft
1 catapult 
Max speed33 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Power80000 HP 
Notes on class 


All ships of the E class


Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Emerald (D 66)
HMS Enterprise (D 52)


2 Light cruisers of the E class.

See all Light cruiser classes.



USN Destroyer vs IJN Destroyer

Mark Stille

Books dealing with this subject include:

HMAS Sydney, Frame, T.R., 1993
Queen Mary and the Cruiser, Thomas, David A. and Patrick Holmes, 1997
The Cruiser Uganda, Stephen Conrad Geneja, 2000
USN Destroyer vs IJN Destroyer, Mark Stille, 2012
With All Our Might, Langelo, Vincent A., 2000



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