|Length||555.5 feet (oa)|
|Armament||As designed; 12 6" guns (4x3) 8 4" AA guns (4x2) 8 2pdr AA (2x4) 8 .5" AA (2x4) 6 21" torpedo tubes (2x3) 3 aircraft 1 catapult|
|Max speed||33 knots|
|Engines||Geared turbines, 4 shafts|
|Notes on class||Also known as the (Crown) Colony-class
These ships were a logical development from the Southampton design and were reported to have proved highly successful in service. The hull was shorter than the Southampton class and had less beam reflecting the reduced displacement, they were given a transom stern which benefited the accommodation arrangements aft. Welding was used more extensively in this class than hitherto.
HMS Ceylon, HMS Newfoundland and HMS/HMCS Uganda were completed with only three 6" gun turrets. They lacked X turret, it's place was taken by extra Anti-Aircraft armament.
All ships of the Fiji class
|HMCS Uganda (66)|
|HMNZS Gambia (48) (ex. HMS Gambia)|
|HMS Bermuda (52)|
|HMS Ceylon (30)|
|HMS Fiji (58)||Lost on 22 May 1941|
|HMS Gambia (48) (To the Royal New Zealand Navy as HMNZS Gambia)|
|HMS Jamaica (44)|
|HMS Kenya (14)|
|HMS Mauritius (80)|
|HMS Newfoundland (59)|
|HMS Nigeria (60)|
|HMS Trinidad (46)||Lost on 15 May 1942|
|HMS Uganda (66) (To the Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Uganda)|
Full wartime service history on this vessel.
See all Light cruiser classes.
The Cruiser Uganda
Stephen Conrad Geneja
Books dealing with this subject include:
The Cruiser Uganda, Stephen Conrad Geneja, 2000