Saturday, 22 April 2017

British heavy cruiser HMS Northumberland 1929-1930

Of the Surrey-sub-class of the County-class consisting of the Northumberland and Surrey, preceded by the Hawkins-class and succeeded by the York. The Surrey class was heavier armoured but their speed was 2 knots lower. Building ordered on 19 May 1929, suspended on 23 August 1929 and cancelled on 14 January 1930. Main armament consisted of 20,3cm/8” guns.