American Northampton-class heavy cruisers
Dutch cruiser Hr. Ms. Java
Dutch cruiser Hr.Ms. Sumatra
1. Kenneth Martin Lindsay (16 September 1897-4 March 1991), Labour Party politician who was CiVil Lord between 1935-1937.
2. Building ordered on 18 December 1924, building awarded on 13 June 1927, laid down by Newport News Shipbnuilding, Newport News, Virginia, USA on 2 July 1928, launched by Miss Evelyn McDaniel on 1 February 1930, commissioned on 30 January 1931, reclassified from CL-31 into CA-31 on 1 July 1931, stricken on 1 March 1959 and sold to Robert Benjamin, Panama City, Florida, USA be broken up on 9 November 1959. She was however not earlier removed from the custody of the US Navy as by 2 March 1960. Part of the Northampton-class heavy cruisers.
3. Laid down at the Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde at Flushing, Netherlands on 31 May 1916, launched on 9 August 1921 and lost on 27 February 1942 during the battle in the Java Sea. Due to lacking material caused by the First World War and enough budget was her launching and completion delayed. After the approval of the budget for 1919 was the building of the Java and her sister ship Sumatra continued. During the trials in June-July 1924 suffered she from fire. Despite the damage were the trials very successful and afterwards was she finally repaired. Commissioned on 1 May 1925. The ships were built based on a Krupp-design but in fact were both ships already outdated before they even were commissioned.
4. Laid down at the yard of the Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Maatschappij at Amsterdam on 15 July 1916, launched 19 December 1920, scuttled as a block ship off Quistreham, France as part of an artificial harbour which was never realized. The wreck was sold in February 1951 to Persia [Iran] to be broken up. Due to lacking material caused by the First World War, enough budget and the loss of her turbines by fire was her launching and completion delayed. After the approval of the budget for 1919 was the building of the Sumatra and her sister ship Java continued. The ships were built based on a Krupp-design but in fact were both ships outdated before they even were commissioned.
5. This must be the Danae-class light cruiser Danae laid down at Armstrong Whitworth, Walker-on-Tyne, England on 1 December 1916, launched on 26 January 1918, commissioned on 26 January 1918, decommissioned on 4 October 1944, transferred to Poland and commissioned as the Jozef Konrad Korzeniowski on 4 October 1944, decommissioned on 28 September 1946, given back to the United Kingdom retaining her original name and decommissioned, decommissioned on 22 January 1948 and broken up at Barrow on 27 March 1948.
6. The former 24-class minesweeping sloop Merry Hampton launched in 1918, converted into the survey ship Herald in 1923, scuttles at Seletar, Singapore in 1942 but salvaged and repaired by the Japanese who renamed her Helyo before she finally sunk after hitting a mine in 1944.
7. Laid down by Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Ireland on 26 October 1915, launched on May 1916, commissioned in August 1916 and sunk off Derna, Libya on 23 February 1941.