Allied Warships

Light cruisers

Southampton class

5 ships

The light cruiser HMS Sheffield (24) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

TypeLight cruiser
Displacement9100 BRT 
Length591 feet (oa) 
Complement700 men 
Armament12 6" guns (4x3)
8 4" AA guns (4x2)
8 2pdr AA (2x4)
8 .5" MG AA (2x4)
6 21" torpedo tubes (2x3)
3 aircraft
1 catapult 
Max speed32 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Power75000 HP 
Notes on class 

All ships of the Southampton class

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Birmingham (19)
HMS Glasgow (21)
HMS Newcastle (76)
HMS Sheffield (24)
HMS Southampton (83) Lost on 11 Jan 1941

5 Light cruisers of the Southampton class. 1 of them was lost.

Full wartime service history on this vessel.

See all Light cruiser classes.

Southampton class ships hit by U-boats (1)

28 Nov 1943HMS BirminghamDamagedU-407

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