Allied Warships

Light cruisers

Ceres class

5 ships


The light cruiser HMS Cardiff (D 58) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

TypeLight cruiser
Displacement4190 BRT 
Length451.5 feet (oa) 
Complement400 men 
Armament5 6" guns (5x1)
2 3" AA (2x1)
2 2pdr AA (2x1)
8 21" torpedo tubes (4x2)

Curlew and Coventry;
10 4" AA guns (10x1)
16 2pdr AA (2x8) 

Max speed29 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power40000 HP 
Notes on classHMS Curacoa was reconstructed as Anti-Aircraft cruiser during the war, see her page for details. 

Royal Navy Royal Navy ships of the Ceres class

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HMS Cardiff (D 58)
HMS Ceres (D 59)
HMS Coventry (D 43) Lost on 14 Sep 1942
HMS Curacoa (D 41) Lost on 2 Oct 1942
HMS Curlew (D 42) Lost on 26 May 1940


5 Light cruisers of the Ceres class. 3 of them were lost.

See all Royal Navy Light cruiser classes.


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