Allied Warships

Heavy cruisers

Dorsetshire class

2 ships

The heavy cruiser HMS Norfolk (78) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

TypeHeavy cruiser
Displacement9925 BRT 
Length630 feet (oa) 
Complement650 men 
8 8" guns (4x2)
8 4" AA guns (4x2)
16 2pdr AA (2x8)
8 0.5" AA (2x4)
8 21" torpedo tubes (2x4)
1 aircraft
1 catapult 
Max speed32.25 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Power80000 HP 
Notes on classSlightly modified version of the London-class. As usual the Anti-Aircraft armament was increased during the war.  

All ships of the Dorsetshire class

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HMS Dorsetshire (40) Lost on 5 Apr 1942
HMS Norfolk (78)

2 Heavy cruisers of the Dorsetshire class. 1 of them was lost.

Full wartime service history on this vessel.

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