C Class Cruiser during Second World War

C Class Cruiser during Second World War

Here we see one of the First World War era 'C' class cruisers at some point during the Second World War.

It isn't entirely clear which of the sub-classes of the wider 'C' class this ship falls into. It appears to have two gun positions in front of the bridge, but not one between the bridge and the first funnel, suggesting it falls into either the Ceres or Capetown/ Carlisle classes. The main different between the two was in the shape of the bow, which isn't seen too well in this picture. The Capetown/ Carlisle class had a 'trawler' type bow, which curved up towards the tip to reduce the amount of water getting into the ship. There is just a hint of that curve here, so this might fall into that class.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (1 September 2018), C Class Cruiser during Second World War , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_c_class_cruiser.html

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