Allied Warships

Heavy cruisers

Royal Navy

The heavy cruiser HMS Exeter of the York class. She was lost on 1 Mar 1942.

All Heavy cruiser classes (in service with the Royal Navy).

 Cavendish (2)1919 - 1924
 Kent (5)1928 - 1928
 London (4)1929 - 1929
 Dorsetshire (2)1930 - 1930
 York (2)1930 - 1931

Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: Heavy cruisers



26 Mar 1941HMS York (90)York 


1 Mar 1942HMS Exeter (68)York 
1 Mar 1942USS Houston (i) (CA 30)Northampton 
5 Apr 1942HMS Cornwall (56)Kent 
5 Apr 1942HMS Dorsetshire (40)Dorsetshire 
9 Aug 1942HMAS Canberra (D 33)Kent 
9 Aug 1942USS Astoria (i) (CA 34)New Orleans 
9 Aug 1942USS Quincy (i) (CA 39)New Orleans 
9 Aug 1942USS Vincennes (i) (CA 44)New Orleans 
27 Nov 1942FR ColbertSuffren 
27 Nov 1942FR FochSuffren 
1 Dec 1942USS Northampton (CA 26)Northampton 


30 Jan 1943USS Chicago (i) (CA 29)Northampton 


30 Jul 1945USS Indianapolis (CA 35)Portland 

14 Heavy cruisers lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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