History of Royal Navy cruisers
(heavy cruisers, light cruisers). Royal Navy cruiser website dedicated to
the Dido Class. HMS Dido, HMS Euryalus, HMS Naiad, HMS Phoebe, HMS Sirius, HMS
Bonaventure, HMS Hermione, HMS Charybdis, HMS Cleopatra, HMS Scylla, HMS
Argonaut, including crew and families of ex-crew members notice board for the Dido Class cruisers.
HMS Naiad. Built by Hawthorn
Leslie and launched 3rd February 1939 and completed 24th July 1940.
HMS naiad served in the Home fleet between 1940 till 1941 going to the Mediterranean
194`1- 1942, she was sunk by U-565 of Crete 11th March 1942.
for HMS Dido, HMS Euryalus, HMS Naiad, HMS Phoebe, HMS Sirius, HMS
Bonaventure, HMS Hermione, HMS Charybdis, HMS Cleopatra, HMS Scylla and
5,450 tons Speed: 33kts Complement: 530 (556 as a
Ten 5.25 inch de-perming guns in pairs. Eight 2pdr anti-aircraft guns in
fours as well as eight 0.5 inch machine
guns in fours. Six 21 inch torpedo tubes in threes.