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British Cruiser Warfare 1939-41

British Cruiser Warfare 1939-41

seaweed

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seaweed submitted a new resource:

British Cruiser Warfare 1939-41 - An analysis of al actons involving RN cruisers up to the end of 1941

The first half of the book is a minute chronology of every action involving a British cruiser during the period. These vary from isolated air attacks, to the part played by cruisers in actions involving capital ships, to the activities of cruisers acting without support in hunting down raiders in far-distant oceans of which the apotheosis of cruiser warfare per se, excellently described, has to be the Battle of the River Plate.

The most significant impression that I took away is of an...

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seaweed

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As a coda to the review, the 'conventional' cruisers continued in service into the 1960s, probably the last deployed being Bermuda as Med Fleet flagship 1960-?1962, and the last in service the Shiny Sheff as Reserve Fleet flagship and general odd-job ship berthed at Whale Island until superseded by HMS Bristol.

The last in action after the Korean War was Newfoundland which, with HMS Diana, used her 6" broadsides to sink the Egyptian frigate Domiat (ex-HMS Nith) in the Red Sea 1.1.1956. This was the last firing in anger of RN conventional BL guns.
 

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