FIJI GROUP: HMS Fiji (58); HMS Nigeria (60); HMS Mauritius (80); HMS Kenya (14); HMS Trinidad (46); HMS Jamaica (44); HMS Gambia (48); HMS Bermuda (52) CEYLON GROUP: HMS Ceylon (30); HMS Uganda (66); HMS Newfoundland (59) Ships-in-Class
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.
555.5 feet (169.32 meters) Length
62.0 feet (18.90 meters) Beam
19.9 feet (6.07 meters) Draught
8,750 tons Displacement
4 x Admiralty 3-drum boiler units feeding 4 x Parsons geared-steam turbines developing 80,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts under stern. Propulsion
12 x 6" (152mm) main guns in four triple-gunned primary turrets.
8 x 4" (102mm) Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns in four twin-gunned secondary turrets.
8 x 2-pounder (40mm) AA guns in two quad-gunned mountings.
2 x 21" (533mm) triple torpedo tubes.
2 x Supermarine "Sea Otter" recoverable floatplane aircraft.
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