Allied Warships

Light cruisers

Southampton class

5 ships


The light cruiser HMS Southampton (83) of the Royal Navy. She was lost on 11 Jan 1941.

Technical information

TypeLight cruiser
Displacement9100 BRT 
Length591 feet (oa) 
Complement700 men 
Armament12 6" guns (4x3)
8 4" AA guns (4x2)
8 2pdr AA (2x4)
8 .5" MG AA (2x4)
6 21" torpedo tubes (2x3)
3 aircraft
1 catapult 
Max speed32 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Power75000 HP 
Notes on class 


All ships of the Southampton class


Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Birmingham (19)
HMS Glasgow (21)
HMS Newcastle (76)
HMS Sheffield (24)
HMS Southampton (83) Lost on 11 Jan 1941


5 Light cruisers of the Southampton class. 1 of them was lost.

See all Light cruiser classes.


Southampton class ships hit by U-boats (1)

28 Nov 1943HMS BirminghamDamagedU-407

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