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Royal Navy Cruisers of World War II

Name the cruisers that served in the Royal Navy during World War II Includes cancelled and planned ships, doesn't include ships scrapped before WW2 even though their sisters were not
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Class
Type
Date Commissioned
Service Tenure
Fate
Answer
Hawkins
Heavy/CA
October 1, 1918
1918-1946
Converted to aircraft carrier HMS Vindictive, scrapped in 1946
Cavendish
Hawkins
Heavy/CA
July 9, 1925
1925-1940
Wrecked on Faksen Shoal in Bodo Norway, May 18, 1940
Effingham
Hawkins
Heavy/CA
October 3, 1924
1924-1947
Scrapped in 1949
Frobisher
Hawkins
Heavy/CA
July 19, 1919
1919-1947
Scrapped in 1947
Hawkins
County
Heavy/CA
July 12, 1927
1927-1946
Scrapped in 1948
Berwick
County
Heavy/CA
February 23, 1928
1928-1951
Scrapped in 1959
Cumberland
County
Heavy/CA
May 31, 1928
1928-1948
Scrapped in 1948
Suffolk
County
Heavy/CA
June 25, 1928
1928-1948
Scrapped January 22, 1948
Kent
County
Heavy/CA
May 10, 1928
1928-1942
Sunk by IJN aircraft, April 5, 1942
Cornwall
County
Heavy/CA
January 31, 1929
1929-1950
Scrapped in 1950
London
County
Heavy/CA
March 18, 1929
1929-1947
Scrapped in 1954
Devonshire
County
Heavy/CA
March 19, 1929
1929-1950
Scrapped in 1950
Sussex
County
Heavy/CA
September 24, 1929
1929-1949
To Australia, scrapped in 1954
Shropshire
County
Heavy/CA
April 30, 1930
1930-1950
Scrapped in 1950
Norfolk
County
Heavy/CA
September, 30, 1930
1930-1942
Sunk by IJN aircraft, April 5, 1942
Dorsetshire
County
Heavy/CA
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Surrey
County
Heavy/CA
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Northumberland
York
Heavy/CA
May 1, 1930
1930-1941
Severely damaged by Italian motor torpedo boats, scuttled on May 22, 1941
York
York
Heavy/CA
July 27, 1931
1931-1942
Sunk during the Second Battle of the Java Sea, March 1, 1942
Exeter
C
Light/CL
March 6, 1917
1917-1945
Scrapped in 1948
Caledon
C
Light/CL
June 21, 1917
1917-1940
Sunk by Italian submarine Alpino Bagnolini on June 12, 1940
Calypso
C
Light/CL
June 15,1917
1917-1946
Scrapped in 1946
Caradoc
C
Light/CL
June 1, 1917
1917-1946
Scrapped in 1946
Ceres
C
Light/CL
June 25, 1917
1917-1946
Scrapped in 1946
Cardiff
C
Light/CL
February 21, 1918
1918-1942
Crippled by German aircraft, scuttled on September 14, 1942
Coventry
C
Light/CL
December 14, 1917
1917-1940
Sunk in German air attack on May 26, 1940
Curlew
C
Light/CL
February 18, 1918
1918-1942
Sunk in collision with RMS Queen Mary on October 2, 1942
Curacoa
C
Light/CL
September 23, 1919
1919-1942
Sunk by Italian submarine Axum on August 12, 1942
Cairo
C
Light/CL
August 28, 1919
1919-1941
Sunk by air attack during evacuation of Crete on June 1, 1941
Calcutta
C
Light/CL
November 11, 1918
1918-1948
Scrapped in 1948
Carlisle
C
Light/CL
February 1922
1922-1946
Scrapped in 1946
Capetown
C
Light/CL
June 18, 1919
1919-1948
Scrapped in 1948
Colombo
Danae
Light/CL
July 22, 1918
1918-1946
To Poland as Conrad, returned and Scrapped in 1948
Danae
Danae
Light/CL
November 22, 1918
1918-1945
Scrapped in 1946
Dauntless
Danae
Light/CL
August 16, 1918
1918-1944
Transferred to Poland, Damaged by human torpedo, scuttled as breakwater, July 20, 1944
Dragon
Danae
Light/CL
June 1919
1919-1948
Scrapped in 1948
Delhi
Danae
Light/CL
September 13, 1919
1919-1941
Sunk by U-124 on November 24, 1941
Dunedin
Danae
Light/CL
November 1, 1921
1921-1944
Sunk as a breakwater on June 9, 1944
Durban
Danae
Light/CL
June 2, 1922
1922-1945
Scrapped in 1946
Despatch
Danae
Light/CL
October 1922
1922-1945
Scrapped in 1946
Diomede
Danae
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Dryad
Danae
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Desperate
Danae
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Daedalus
Danae
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Daring
Emerald
Light/CL
January 14, 1926
1926-1948
Scrapped in 1948
Emerald
Emerald
Light/CL
April 7, 1926
1926-1946
Scrapped in 1946
Enterprise
Emerald
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Euphrates
Leander
Light/CL
March 24, 1933
1933-1948
Transferred to New Zealand, scrapped in 1950
Leander
Leander
Light/CL
January 18, 1934
1934-1948
Scrapped in 1949
Orion
Leander
Light/CL
February 23, 1934
1934-1941
Mined on December 19, 1941
Neptune
Leander
Light/CL
June 3, 1935
1935-1948
Scrapped in 1949
Ajax
Leander
Light/CL
October 10, 1933
1933-1978
Transferred to New Zealand, to India as Delhi, scrapped in 1978
Achilles
Leander
Light/CL
June 15, 1936
1936-1942
To Australia as Perth, sunk in the Battle of the Sunda Strait, March 1, 1942
Amphion
Leander
Light/CL
January 13, 1936
1936-1962
to Australia as Hobart, Scrapped in 1962
Apollo
Leander
Light/CL
September 24, 1935
1935-1941
Renamed Sydney, sunk with all hands in combat with merchant raider Kormoran, November 19, 1941
Phaeton
Arethusa
Light/CL
May 23, 1935
1935-1945
Scrapped in 1950
Arethusa
Arethusa
Light/CL
August 14, 1935
1935-1941
Sunk by U-557 on December 14, 1941
Galatea
Arethusa
Light/CL
November 13, 1936
1936-1944
Sunk by U-410 on February 18, 1944
Penelope
Arethusa
Light/CL
November 12, 1937
1937-1958
Transferred to China, scrapped in 1958
Aurora
Arethusa
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Minotaur
Arethusa
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Polyphemus
Town
Light/CL
March 5, 1937
1937-1959
Scrapped in 1959
Newcastle
Town
Light/CL
March 6, 1937
1937-1941
Scuttled following air attack off Malta, January 11, 1941
Southampton
Town
Light/CL
August 25, 1937
1937-1967
Scrapped in 1967
Sheffield
Town
Light/CL
September 9, 1937
1937-1967
Scrapped in 1958
Glasgow
Town
Light/CL
November 18, 1937
1937-1960
Scrapped in 1960
Birmingham
Town
Light/CL
November 2, 1938
1938-1958
Scrapped in 1958
Liverpool
Town
Light/CL
August 4, 1938
1938-1942
Scuttled after damaged from Italian torpedo boats, August 13, 1942
Manchester
Town
Light/CL
January 31, 1939
1939-1941
Sunk following air attack off Crete, May 22 ,1941
Gloucester
Town
Light/CL
August 5, 1939
1939-
Museum ship in London
Belfast
Town
Light/CL
July 6, 1939
1939-1942
Crippled by U-boat, finished off by German destroyers. May 2, 1942
Edinburgh
Dido
Light/CL
September 30, 1940
1940-1957
Scrapped in 1957
Dido
Dido
Light/CL
August 8, 1942
1942-1955
Scrapped in 1955
Argonaut
Dido
Light/CL
December 3, 1941
1941-1943
Sunk at Battle of Sept Iles, October 23, 1943
Charybdis
Dido
Light/CL
September 27, 1940
1940-1956
Scrapped in 1956
Phoebe
Dido
.Light/CL
March 25, 1941
1941-1942
Sunk by U-205, June 16, 1942
Hermione
Dido
.Light/CL
May 24, 1940
1940-1941
Sunk by Italian submarine Ambra on March 31, 1941
Bonaventure
Dido
Light/CL
June 12, 1942
1942-1950
Scrapped in 1950
Scylla
Dido
Light/CL
July 24, 1940
1940-1942
Sunk by U-565 on March 11, 1942
Naiad
Dido
Light/CL
December 5, 1941
1941-1958
Scrapped in 1958
Cleopatra
Dido
Light/CL
May 6, 1942
1942-1956
Scrapped in 1956
Sirius
Dido
Light/CL
June 30, 1941
1941-1959
Scrapped in 1959
Euryalus
Dido/Bellona
Light/CL
October 29, 1943
1943-1959
Scrapped in 1959
Bellona
Dido/Bellona
Light/CL
September 10, 1943
1943-1968
Scrapped in 1968
Royalist
Dido/Bellona
Light/CL
January 6, 1944
1944-1985
Transferred to Pakistan as Babur, scrapped in 1985
Diadem
Dido/Bellona
Light/CL
November 20, 1943
1943-1962
Scrapped in 1962
Black Prince
Dido/Bellona
Light/CL
August 10, 1943
1943-1944
Sunk by German aircraft on January 29, 1944
Spartan
Crown Colony
Light/CL
May 5, 1940
1940-1941
Sunk by German bombers on May 22, 1941
Fiji
Crown Colony
Light/CL
September 23, 1940
1940-1985
to India as Mysore, scrapped in 1986
Nigeria
Crown
Colony
Light/CL
January 4, 1940
1940-1952
Scrapped in 1965
Mauritius
Crown Colony
Light/CL
September 27, 1940
1940-1958
Scrapped in 1962
Kenya
Crown Colony
Light/CL
October 14, 1941
1941-1942
Scuttled after damaged from air attack on May 15, 1942
Trinidad
Crown Colony
Light/CL
June 29, 1942
1942-1960
Scrapped in 1960
Jamaica
Crown Colony
Light/CL
February 21, 1942
1942-1960
Scrapped in 1968
Gambia
Crown Colony
Light/CL
August 21, 1942
1942-1962
Scrapped in 1965
Bermuda
Crown Colony
Light/CL
July 13, 1943
1943-1982
Sold to Peru as Coronel Bolognesi, scrapped in 1985
Ceylon
Crown Colony
Light/CL
January 3, 1943
1943-1961
Transferred to Canada, scrapped in 1961
Uganda
Crown Colony
Light/CL
January 21, 1943
1943-1979
To Peru as Almirante Grau, scrapped in 1979
Newfoundland
Minotaur
Light/CL
May 25, 1945
1945-1958
To Canada as Ontario, scrapped in 1960
Minotaur
Minotaur
Light/CL
June 22, 1944
1945-1958
Scrapped in 1962
Swiftsure
Minotaur
Light/CL
November 16, 1945
1945-1957
Scrapped in 1960
Superb
Minotaur
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Hawke
Minotaur
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Bellerophon
Minotaur
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Blake
Minotaur
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Defence
Minotaur
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Mars
Minotaur
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Tiger
Neptune
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Neptune
Neptune
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Centurion
Neptune
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Edgar
Neptune
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Minotaur
Neptune
Light/CL
Cancelled
N/A
N/A
Mars
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