Allied Warships

Light cruisers

Belfast class

2 ships


The light cruiser HMS Belfast (35) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

TypeLight cruiser
Displacement10000 BRT 
Length631.5 feet (oa) 
Complement850 men 
Armament

12 6" guns (4x3)
12 4" AA guns (6x2)
16 2pdr AA (4x4)
8 .5" MG AA (2x4)
6 21" torpedo tubes (2x3)
3 aircraft
1 catapult 

Max speed32 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Power80000 HP 
Notes on class

A development of the earlier Southampton and Gloucester classes. These ships were lengthened to have more Anti-Aircraft armament fitted. 

Royal Navy Royal Navy ships of the Belfast class

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HMS Belfast (35)
HMS Edinburgh (16) Lost on 2 May 1942


2 Light cruisers of the Belfast class. 1 of them was lost.

See all Royal Navy Light cruiser classes.


Belfast class ships hit by U-boats (1)

21 Nov 1939HMS BelfastDamagedU-21

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