Book Review-‘British Town Class Cruisers: Design, development and performance, Southampton and Belfast classes’ by C. Waters

By Aidan Dodson, published January 2021

Abstract

Between 1937 and 1939 the Royal Navy commissioned ten cruisers armed with a dozen 6-inch guns and named after British cities. Originally to be named after mythological beings and dubbed the Minotaur class, they then became the Southampton and ‘Improved Southampton’/Belfast classes but, especially after the loss of the name-ship, have regularly been dubbed the ‘Town’ class. As its somewhat clumsy title indicates, this book is primarily a technical history of the class, although summary information on the operational history of the ships is also included…

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Filed under: WW2 | Post WW2
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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