Tuesday, 20 June 2017

British light cruiser HMS Colombo (1918) in 1923

With our thanks to Novic

Carlisle-type. Launched in 1918 and completed in 1919. Displacement 4.190 tons. Horsepower 40.000 hp. Oil fuelled all geared turbine machinery. Armament consisted of 5-6” guns, 2-3” anti aircraft guns, 16 3pd guns, 2pd guns and machineguns and 8 torpedo tubes.

Archive Dutch Naval Staff 1886-1942 (National Archive at The Hague, Netherlands) inventory number 155. Fleets (the British Empire and foreign countries) on 1 February 1923.