Allied Warships

Light cruisers

Royal Navy


The light cruiser HMS Liverpool of the Gloucester class.

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

ClassCommissioned
 Caledon (3)1917 - 1917
 Ceres (5)1917 - 1918
 Carlisle (5)1918 - 1922
 D (8)1918 - 1922
 Cavendish (1)1925 - 1925
 E (2)1926 - 1926
 Leander (4)1934 - 1944
 Arethusa (4)1935 - 1937
 Southampton (5)1937 - 1937
 Gloucester (3)1938 - 1939
 Belfast (2)1939 - 1939
 Dido (11)1940 - 1942
 Fiji (11)1940 - 1943
 Bellona (5)1943 - 1944
 Minotaur (8)1944 - 1961


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: Light cruisers


 DateVesselClass

1939

13 Sep 1939FR PlutonPluton 

1940

18 May 1940HMS Effingham (D 98)Cavendish 
26 May 1940HMS Curlew (D 42)Ceres 
12 Jun 1940HMS Calypso (D 61)Caledon 

1941

11 Jan 1941HMS Southampton (83)Southampton 
31 Mar 1941HMS Bonaventure (31)Dido 
22 May 1941HMS Fiji (58)Fiji 
22 May 1941HMS Gloucester (62)Gloucester 
1 Jun 1941HMS Calcutta (D 82)Carlisle 
12 Nov 1941USSR Chervona UkrainaChervona Ukraina 
19 Nov 1941HMAS Sydney (D 48)Perth 
24 Nov 1941HMS Dunedin (D 93)D 
15 Dec 1941HMS Galatea (71)Arethusa 
19 Dec 1941HMS Neptune (20)Leander 

1942

27 Feb 1942HNMS JavaJava 
28 Feb 1942HNMS De RuyterDe Ruyter 
1 Mar 1942HMAS Perth (D 29)Perth 
11 Mar 1942HMS Naiad (93)Dido 
2 May 1942HMS Edinburgh (16)Belfast 
15 May 1942HMS Trinidad (46)Fiji 
16 Jun 1942HMS Hermione (74)Dido 
12 Aug 1942HMS Cairo (D 87)Carlisle 
13 Aug 1942HMS Manchester (15)Gloucester 
14 Sep 1942HMS Coventry (D 43)Ceres 
2 Oct 1942HMS Curacoa (D 41)Ceres 
8 Nov 1942FR PrimauguetDuguay-Trouin 
27 Nov 1942FR Jean de VienneLa Galissonniere 
27 Nov 1942FR La GalissonniereLa Galissonniere 
27 Nov 1942FR MarseillaiseLa Galissonniere 

1943

6 Jul 1943USS Helena (i) (CL 50)St. Louis 
23 Oct 1943HMS Charybdis (88)Dido 

1944

29 Jan 1944HMS Spartan (95)Bellona 
18 Feb 1944HMS Penelope (97)Arethusa 
9 Jun 1944HMS Durban (D 99)D 
8 Jul 1944ORP Dragon (D 46)D 

1945

4 Jul 1945BZ Bahia (C 12)Bahia 

36 Light cruisers lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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