Light cruiser HMS Edinburgh (16)

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Classification

Type:
type: Light cruiser

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson
Operator:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Scuttled:
Status:
Fate:
Scuttled in the Arctic Ocean 2 May 1942

Ship measurements

Displacement:
13175 t
Length:
187 m
Beam:
19.8 m
Draught:
6.9 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 4 * Parsons steam turbines
  • 4 * Admiralty 3-drum boilers
  • 4 * shafts
  • 82,500 shp (62 MW)
Speed:
32 knots

Crew

Complement:
750

Combat assets

Armament:
  • 12 * BL 6 in (152 mm) Mark XXIII guns (4 * 3)
  • 12 * QF 4 in (102 mm) Mark XVI guns (6 * 2)
  • 16 * QF 2 pounder (40 mm) AA guns (2 * 8)
  • 8 * .5 in (12.7 mm) Vickers machine guns (2 * 4)
  • 6 * 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes (2 * 3)
Aircraft:
  • 2 * Supermarine Walrus aircraft
  • 1 * catapult
  • 2 * hangars

HMS Edinburgh was a Town-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy, which served during the Second World War. She was one of the last two Town class cruisers, which formed the Edinburgh sub-class. Edinburgh saw a great deal of combat service during the Second World War, especially in the North Sea and the Arctic Sea, where she was sunk by torpedoes in 1942.

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