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CountryUnited Kingdom
Ship ClassDanae-class Light Cruiser
BuilderArmstrong Whitworth Shipyard, Walker-on-Tyne, Britain
Laid Down29 Oct 1917
Launched23 Aug 1918
Commissioned1 Jun 1919
Displacement4,927 tons standard
Length445 feet
Beam46 feet
Draft14 feet
Machinery2 Brown Curtis geared steam turbines
Power Output40,000 SHP
Speed29 knots
Armament5x5in, 2x4x40mm Bofors AA, 8x20mm Bofors AA, 2x2x20mm Bofors AA
Armor32-72mm main belt, 25mm deck, 75mm conning tower


ww2dbaseDelhi was commissioned after the end of WW1 and served in the Royal Navy during the inter-war period. Between May and Dec 1941, after the European War of WW2 had started, she was refitted as an anti-aircraft cruiser at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, United States. She served mostly in the Mediterranean Sea during WW2. On 12 Feb 1945, she was heavy damaged by German motor boats while in the harbor at Split, Croatia. After returning to Britain, it was decided that she was not to be repaired due to her age. She was sold for scrap to A. J. Cashmore on 22 Jan 1948, and was broken up starting in Mar at Newport, Wales, Britain.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Aug 2007

Delhi Operational Timeline

1 Jun 1919 Delhi was commissioned into service.


Delhi at Danzig, May 1920Delhi underway, 1943
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