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HMS Shropshire - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Shropshire

Name : HMS Shropshire
Laid Down : 24th February 1927
Launched : 5th July 1928
Completed : 12th September 1929
Type : Cruiser
Class : London
Builder : Beardmore
Country : UK
Pennants : 73, C73
Fate : To Australia (Shropshire) 1943.
Later became : HMAS Shropshire

William Beardmore and Company, Limited launched this County class heavy cruiser at Dalmuir in Scotland on 5 July 1928 and she entered service in the Royal Navy on 12 September 1929. She served with the British Mediterranean Fleet until the outbreak of war in September 1939. Her initial service in the Second World War was in operations in the South Atlantic on trade protection duties. She also participated in the campaign against Italian Somaliland. Following the loss of the Australian heavy cruiser HMAS CANBERRA in 1942, the British Government approved the transfer of Shropshire to Australia as a replacement.

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Last edited : 12:18, July 19, 2011
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HMS Shropshire, July 1935.


HMS Shropshire, May 1937.


HMS Shropshire, May 1937.

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