Allied Warships

Light cruisers

Belfast class

2 ships

The light cruiser HMS Edinburgh (16) of the Royal Navy. She was lost on 2 May 1942.

Technical information

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

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. 

All ships of the Belfast class

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

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

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

Full wartime service history on this vessel.

See all Light cruiser classes.

Belfast class ships hit by U-boats (1)

21 Nov 1939HMS BelfastDamagedU-21

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