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History of  Royal Navy cruisers (heavy cruisers, light cruisers). Royal Navy cruiser website dedicated to the London Class. HMS Devonshire, HMS London, HMS Shropshire, HMS Sussex including crew and families of ex-crew members notice board for the London Class cruisers.

Displacement: 9,850 tons (Devonshire & London), 9,830 tons (Shropshire & Sussex)   Speed: 32kt    Complement: 650.   Armament: Eight 8 inch guns in pairs. Eight 4 inch anti-aircraft guns (in pairs on HMS London only) and eight 2pdr anti-aircraft guns in pairs (London had sixteen AA guns in pairs).  HMS London also had eight 0.5 inch machine guns.  Eight 21 inch torpedo tubes and 1 aircraft with London supporting 3 aircraft.

HMS Devonshire 22nd October 1927 Sold and broken up 1954.
HMS London 14th September 1927 Sold and broken up 1950.
HMS Shropshire 5th July 1928 Transferred to Australian Navy in 1943 to replace Canberra. Sold and broken up 1955.
HMS Sussex 22nd February 1928 Sold and broken up1950.

HMS Devonshire

HMS Devonshire, July 1935.

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HMS Devonshire, May 1937.

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HMS Devonshire, 1936.

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HMS London

HMS London, July 1935.

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HMS London, July 1935.

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HMS London, May 1937.

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HMS London, 1946,

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HMS London showing Supermarine Walrus Seaplane on Catapult

HMS Revenge (no. 5) with sister ship HMS Royal Sovereign (no.3) and HMS Resource (no.2), HMS London (no.4) and HMS Queen Elizabeth (no. 6) with HMS Ramillies in dock (no.1). Ships pictured in Valetta Harbour. 

 

HMS London pictured c.1930s 

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HMS London, Photographed early 1930' checking the anti mine equipment.

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HMS London c.1930.  Alongside is London ferry 'Edith'.

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HMS London.

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HMS London.

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Seaplane of HMS London.

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Torpedo Firing from HMS London.

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Hockey Team of HMS London 1932-33.

Details on reverse of original postcard:  Played 14; Won 12; Lost 2.  Goals For 57; Goals Against 9.  Winners of League, Canteen Cup, Bedford Cup, Malta Chronicle Cup & Shield.

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HMS London's Water Polo Team, Cruiser Leagues 1932-33.  Mediterranean Fleet Champions 1933.

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Christmas 1930 on HMS London.

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HMS SUSSEX

L. S. HAYDEN REDVERS MARTIN.. I would like any information on my uncle Hayden R Martin.  He was in Glasgow in 1940 when the Sussex was damaged in the Clydebank Blitz.  There was no contact after my father's death in 1950.  Contact Here 

HMS DEVONSHIRE

LEWIS TEAGLE..  My father served on the Devonshire during WWII.  His name was Lewis Teagle born 1916 Leicestershire rank C1 Stoker.  He was in action in Algiers, bone, Pantellirmea, Sicily, Sylerno.  He also served on the HMS Wheatland.  Should you have any info, please Contact here 

COMMODORE JAMES CIARNS MORROW    A Biography is being prepared on the late Commodore, James Cairns Morrow (known as Copper or Ginger) who served on the Shropshire from May 1945 - December 1946. To supplement the formal information, dits, photo's and memories are sought from past crew mates from any period during his service (1919 - 1960) If you feel you can help, please contact melanie_comito@wn.com.au or mail Training Ship Morrow PO Box 954 Geraldton, Western Australia 6531

HMS SHROPSHIRE

ALAN McKENZIE...My grandfather served on HMAS Shropshire when she was with the RAN. I am interested in contacting members that had served with my grandfather to hear their stories, please contact Benjamin Fittler at bfittle1@bigpond.net.au 

HMS LONDON

JACK DUNCAN PECKHAM NO. JX127720..  Served on HMS Shropshire for a short time (as well as HMS Sheffield and HMS Kent), during the period 1939-1945 if anyone knew my father please contact Raymond Peckham at razerjack@lineone.net 

ARTHUR TWORT... Served on HMS London as a Navigators Yeoman, he would be interested in hearing from any former crew of HMS London. Contact alanerskine@optusnet.com.au

 

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