Light cruiser HMS Glasgow (C21)

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Classification

Type:
type: Light cruiser

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Limited
Operator:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Decommissioned:
Status:
Fate:
Sold for scrap, July 1958

Ship measurements

Displacement:
11350 t
Length:
170 m
Beam:
18.8 m
Draught:
6.55 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 4 * Parsons steam turbines
  • 4 * Admiralty 3-drum boilers
  • 4 * shafts
  • 75,000 shp (55.9 MW)
Speed:
32 knots
Range:
5,300 nmi (6,100 mi; 9,800 km) at 13 kn (15 mph; 24 km/h)

Crew

Complement:
748

Combat assets

Armament:
  • 12 * BL 6 in (152 mm) Mark XXIII guns (4 * 3) (one aft turret later removed for 8 * 40 mm Bofors guns)
  • 8 * QF 4 in (102 mm) Mark XVI guns (4 * 2)
  • 8 * QF 2-pounder (40.5 mm) Mark VIII pom-pom guns (2 * 4)
  • 8 * .5 in (12.7 mm) Vickers machine guns
  • 6 * 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes (2 * 3) (later removed)
Aircraft:
  • 2 * Supermarine Walrus aircraft (Removed in the latter part of WWII)
  • 1 * catapult
  • 2 * hangars

The seventh HMS Glasgow, built on the Clyde, was a Southampton-class light cruiser, a sub-class of the Town-class and commissioned in September 1937. She was part of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron of the Home Fleet; she escorted the King and Queen to Canada in 1939. She also took a large quantity of gold to Fort Knox as an emergency reserve.

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