Allied Warships

Light cruisers


The light cruiser BZ Bahia of the Bahia class. She was lost on 4 Jul 1945.

All Light cruiser classes

The list is divided by navy, then ordered by commissioned date of each class (oldest first).

Commissioned

Brazilian Navy

 Bahia (2)1910 - 1910

French Navy

 Duguay-Trouin (3)1926 - 1927
 Jeanne d'Arc (1)1931 - 1931
 Pluton (1)1931 - 1931
 Emile Bertin (1)1935 - 1935
 La Galissonniere (6)1936 - 1937

Royal Australian Navy

 Birmingham (1)1922 - 1922
 Perth (3)1935 - 1939

Royal Navy

 Ceres (5)1917 - 1918
 Caledon (3)1917 - 1917
 D (8)1918 - 1922
 Carlisle (5)1918 - 1922
 Cavendish (1)1925 - 1925
 E (2)1926 - 1926
 Leander (6)1931 - 1944
 Arethusa (4)1935 - 1937
 Southampton (5)1937 - 1937
 Gloucester (3)1938 - 1939
 Belfast (2)1939 - 1939
 Fiji (12)1940 - 1944
 Dido (11)1940 - 1942
 Bellona (5)1943 - 1944
 Minotaur (5)1944 - 1961

Royal Dutch Navy

 Java (2)1925 - 1926
 De Ruyter (1)1936 - 1936
 Tromp (2)1938 - 1941

Italian Navy

 Luigi Cadorna (1)1933 - 1933
 Emanuele Filiberto Duca d'Aosta (2)1935 - 1936
 Raimondo Montecuccoli (1)1935 - 1935
 Giuseppe Garibaldi (2)1937 - 1937
 Attilio Regolo (3)1942 - 1943

US Navy

 Omaha (10)1923 - 1925
 Brooklyn (7)1937 - 1938
 St. Louis (2)1939 - 1939
 Cleveland (27)1942 - 1958

Soviet Navy

 Bogatyr (1)1905 - 1905
 Chervona Ukraina (1)1927 - 1927
 Krasnyi Krym (1)1928 - 1928
 Kraznyi Kavkaz (1)1932 - 1932


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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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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