RN Cruisers: County Class 1928

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County Class Heavy Cruiser HMS Norfolk pictured with Troopship SS Empire Halladay at Colombo on December 29th 1948.
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A post war look at a surviving "COUNTY", very nice Brian!!

Here is AUSTRALIA in 1954, note X turret is long gone. More light AA had been installed late war when THE major threat was the kamikaze............ :) DFO
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County Class Heavy Cruiser HMS Norfolk pictured at Hampton Roads in 1933.
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Two views of BERWICK in camo! Note the HIGH angle of her X turret 8"...... ;) DFO
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County Class Heavy Cruiser HMS London pictured with Duguay-Trouin Class Light Cruiser Lamotte Picquet during the World's Fair celebrations at Barcelona,May 14th 1929.
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Speaking of LONDON, here she is as rebuilt and with camo......... ;) DFO
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London Sub Class, County Class Heavy Cruiser HMS Sussex pictured on April 4th 1945.
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Norfolk Sub-Class, County Class Heavy Cruiser HMS Dorsetshire pictured during her tenure as the flagship for the Commander-in-Chief, Africa in 1934....In 1942, Dorsetshire, under the command of Commodore Augustus Agar, was assigned to the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean. In March, Dorsetshire was assigned to Force A, which was commanded by Admiral James Somerville, with Queen Elazebeth Class Battleship HMS Warspite and the Carriers Indomitable and Formidable. Somerville received reports of an impending Japanese attack in the Indian Ocean—the Indian Ocean raid—and so he put his fleet to sea on March 31st. Having not encountered any hostile forces by April 4th, he withdrew to refuel. Dorsetshire and her sister ship Cornwall were sent to Colombo to replenish their fuel...The next day, she and Cornwall were spotted by reconnaissance aircraft from the Heavy Cruiser Tone. The two Cruisers were attacked by a force of 53 Aichi D3A2 Val dive bombers 200 mi southwest of Ceylon. In the span of about eight minutes, Dorsetshire was hit by ten 250 lb and 550 lb bombs and several near misses; she sank stern first at about 13:50. One of the bombs detonated an ammunition magazine and contributed to her rapid sinking. Cornwall was hit eight times and sank bow first about ten minutes later. Between the two ships, 1,122 men out of a total of 1,546 were picked up by Cruiser Enterprise and Destroyers Paladin and Panther the next day.
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County Class Heavy Cruiser HMS London pictured in 1947...Following the Second World War, and being the RNs only modernised 8-inch gun Cruiser, London was refitted for further service in early 1946 to allow her to serve in the postwar fleet. Following the refit she sailed for the far east in 1946 and served there for the next three years on the China Station
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County Class Heavy Cruiser HMS London passes through the Suez Canal on her way home after the 'Amethyst Incident', September 1949.
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