Allied Warships

Light cruisers

US Navy

The St. Louis class light cruiser USS St. Louis (CL 49) of the US Navy.

All Light cruiser classes (in service with the US Navy).

 Omaha (11)1923 - 1944
 Brooklyn (7)1937 - 1938
 St. Louis (2)1939 - 1939
 Cleveland (28)1942 - 1958

4 ship classes.

Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: Light cruisers



French Navy13 Sep 1939FR PlutonPluton 


Royal Navy26 May 1940HMS Curlew (D 42)Ceres 
Royal Navy12 Jun 1940HMS Calypso (D 61)Caledon 


Royal Navy11 Jan 1941HMS Southampton (83)Southampton 
Royal Navy31 Mar 1941HMS Bonaventure (i) (31)Dido 
Royal Navy22 May 1941HMS Fiji (58)Fiji 
Royal Navy22 May 1941HMS Gloucester (62)Gloucester 
Royal Navy1 Jun 1941HMS Calcutta (D 82)Carlisle 
Soviet Navy12 Nov 1941USSR Chervona UkrainaChervona Ukraina 
Royal Australian Navy19 Nov 1941HMAS Sydney (D 48)Modified Leander 
Royal Navy24 Nov 1941HMS Dunedin (D 93)D 
Royal Navy15 Dec 1941HMS Galatea (71)Arethusa 
Royal Navy19 Dec 1941HMS Neptune (20)Leander 


Royal Dutch Navy27 Feb 1942HNMS JavaJava 
Royal Dutch Navy28 Feb 1942HNMS De RuyterDe Ruyter 
Royal Australian Navy1 Mar 1942HMAS Perth (D 29)Modified Leander 
Royal Navy11 Mar 1942HMS Naiad (93)Dido 
Royal Navy2 May 1942HMS Edinburgh (16)Belfast 
Royal Navy15 May 1942HMS Trinidad (46)Fiji 
Royal Navy16 Jun 1942HMS Hermione (74)Dido 
Royal Navy12 Aug 1942HMS Cairo (D 87)Carlisle 
Royal Navy13 Aug 1942HMS Manchester (15)Gloucester 
Royal Navy14 Sep 1942HMS Coventry (D 43)Ceres 
Royal Navy2 Oct 1942HMS Curacoa (D 41)Ceres 
French Navy8 Nov 1942FR PrimauguetDuguay-Trouin 
French Navy27 Nov 1942FR Jean de VienneLa Galissonniere 
French Navy27 Nov 1942FR La GalissonniereLa Galissonniere 
French Navy27 Nov 1942FR MarseillaiseLa Galissonniere 


US Navy6 Jul 1943USS Helena (i) (CL 50)St. Louis 
Royal Navy23 Oct 1943HMS Charybdis (88)Dido 


Royal Navy29 Jan 1944HMS Spartan (95)Bellona 
Royal Navy18 Feb 1944HMS Penelope (97)Arethusa 
Royal Navy9 Jun 1944HMS Durban (D 99)D 
Polish Navy8 Jul 1944ORP Dragon (D 46)D 


Brazilian Navy4 Jul 1945BZ Bahia (C 12)Bahia 

35 Light cruisers lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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