HMS Tiger (20)
Light cruiser of the Minotaur class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland): Vickers Armstrong (Tyne)|
|Ordered||18 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||1 Oct 1941|
|Launched||25 Oct 1945|
|Commissioned||18 Mar 1959|
|End service||20 Apr 1978|
Originally named HMS Blake, then Bellerophon.
The Minotaur class cruisers remaining to be completed at the end of the war were later finished as the last all-gun cruisers - in fact the last cruisers ever built for the Royal Navy. These ships were known as the Tiger class.
Decommissioned on 20 April 1978. Sold to be broken up for scrap in 1986.
|Former name||HMS Blake, HMS Bellerophon|
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