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Name Official number Flag IMO
FIJI    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1940  31/05/1939  05/05/1940 
Vessel type Vessel description
Naval Cruiser  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  558 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
8530 /  / 10450disp 555ft  62ft    16ft 
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
Four steam turbines supplied by Admiralty boilers driving quadruple screws 72500shp 33knots. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Royal Navy      
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
Home Fleet 1940 but damaged by torpedo and unable to take part until repairs completed.
Force H 1941 blockading Brest and Malta relief.
 
Remarks
Lead ship of the Colony Class cruisers. 
End year Fate / Status
1941  Bombed 22/05/1941 
Disposal Detail
Sunk by aerial bombardment off Crete. 241 lost their lives. 
 

 



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