Allied Warships

HMS Lion (34)

Light cruiser of the Minotaur class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLight cruiser
ClassMinotaur 
Pennant34 
Built byScotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)Scotts 
Ordered18 Dec 1941 
Laid down24 Jun 1942 
Launched2 Sep 1944 
Commissioned 
End service 
History

Originally named HMS Defence.
Construction suspended in July 1946.
Completion as guided missile cruiser cancelled.
Used as parts hulk.
Sold to be broken up for scrap in April 1975.

 
Former nameHMS Defence

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