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Name Official number Flag IMO
SOUTHAMPTON    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1937  10/03/1936   
Vessel type Vessel description
Naval Cruiser  Steel Steam Turbine 2 masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  542 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 /  / 9100 disp 591 ft 6in oa  61 ft 8in    20ft 4in 
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
4 shaft Parsons geared turbines, 4 Admiralty 3-drum boilers, oil, 75,000shp giving 32 knots 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Admiralty     
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
Cruiser, Southampton Class – C.83

Battle Honours: NORWAY 1940 - SPARTIVENTO 1940 - MALTA CONVOYS  
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1941  Scuttled 12/01/1940 
Disposal Detail
11/1/1940 joined the escort for EXCESS convoy to Alexandria. S.E of Malta she cane under heavy air attack by German Ju-87 dive bombers. She was hit by two delayed action bombs which caused extensive damage with 81 killed. Repair and salvage work was impossible due to the air attacks and she was scuttled by torpedoes from HMS Orion and HMS Gloucester the following day..
 
 

 



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