|Length||630 feet (oa)|
8 8" guns (4x2) 8 4" AA guns (8x1) 8 2pdr AA (2x4) 8 .5" AA (2x4) 8 21" torpedo tubes (2x4) 1 aircraft 1 catapult
London after reconstruction; 8 8" guns (4x2) 8 4" AA guns (4x2) 16 2pdr AA (2x8) 8 .5" AA (2x4) 8 21" torpedo tubes (2x4) 3 aircraft 1 catapult
|Max speed||32 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 4 shafts|
|Notes on class|
Modified Kents with internal bulges and slight layout changes including moving the bridge and mast 25ft back to free the firing arc of B turret. Also speed was increased by half a knot.
Modifications were very limited before the war, the Anti-Aircraft defence was slightly improved. HMS London was reconstructed at Chatham Dockyard from March 1939 to February 1941. During the war all ships had their Anti-Aircraft armament further improved.
All ships of the London class
|HMAS Shropshire (83)|
|HMS Devonshire (39)|
|HMS London (69)|
|HMS Shropshire (83) (Became the Australian heavy cruiser Shropshire)|
|HMS Sussex (96)|
Full wartime service history on this vessel.
See all Heavy cruiser classes.
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