British Ships Involved

Cruisers

HMS Edinburgh

HMS Edinburgh (Enlarged and modified Town Class)
General Details
Nationality British
Type Light Cruiser
Builder Swan Hunter (Wallsend). United Kingdom
Laid down 29 December 1936
Launched 31 March 1938
Commissioned 6 July 1939
Fate Torpedoed twice 30 April 1942 by German submarine U-456
Torpedoed again 2 May 1942 by German Z-24
Scuttled by torpedo from destroyer Foresight 2 May 1942 in the Barents Sea near North Cape, Norway while covering Russian Convoy QP-11. The ship was carrying a considerable amount of gold bullion.
Displacement
Standard 10.635 tons
Full Load 13.175 tons
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 603'
Lenght (Overall) 613,6' (187 m)
Beam 63,04' (19,2 m)
Draft 20,09' (6,12 m)
Armament (Design 1939)
Main Battery 12 x 152 mm (6") 50 cal BL Mark XXIII (4x3)
2 forward 2 aft
Secondary Battery 8 x 102 mm (4") 45 cal QF HA MkXVI (4x2)
12 (6x2)
AA 8 x 40,5 mm (2pdr)/40 cal Vickers MkII PomPom (2x4)
16 (2x8)
8 x 12,7 mm (0.5") 62 cal Vickers MkIII MG (3x4)
Torpedoes 6 x 533 mm (21") above water in 2 triple mounts
Radars
Air Warning 1 x HA.DCT
Air Search Type 284/286
Surface Search Type 273
Type 271
Fire Control Air recognition (AR) type 285
Air recognition (AR) type 282 (2pdr)
Aircraft
Fixed Wing 2-3 Supermarine Walrus amphibians
Armour
Belt 124 mm (4,88") main belt
124-63,5 mm (4,88"-2,5") magazines
63,5-38 mm (2,5"-1,5") ends
Deck 51-32 mm (2"-1,25")
Bulkheads 63,5 mm (2,5")
Turrets 25 mm (1")
102 mm (4") face, 51 mm (2") sides (modified)
Barbettes 51-25 mm (2"-1")
Conning Tower N/A
Propulsion
Boilers 4 Admiralty 3 drum-type
Turbines Parsons geared turbines
Horsepower 75.000 shp
82.500 (modified/Edinburgh)
Shafts 4
Endurance 9.800 nm at 15 knots
Max Speed 33 knots
32,25 knots (standard)
Oil Bunkerage 2.375 tons
Complement
Usual 750