HMS Glasgow and HMS Enterprise at Singapore, 1942

HMS Glasgow and HMS Enterprise at Singapore, 1942

Here we see the Southampton class light cruiser HMS Glasgow on the left, and the older Emerald class light cruiser HMS Enterprise on the right, at Singapore in early February 1942 (or possibly January 1942, when the Enterprise can be placed there). Both ships survived the war. Although the Glasgow was only slightly larger than the Enterprise, she was much more heavily armed. Here we can see six of her twelve 6in guns in their triple turrets. In contrast the Enterprise was built with seven guns in single turrets, with five on the centre line and two wing guns. Here we see her with a new twin 6in turret that replaced both of her original forward guns, and the starboard wing gun, facing forward just to the right of the rear turret.

This picture comes from the collection of the Australian War Memorial, and is in the public domain.,

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (8 May 2020), HMS Glasgow and HMS Enterprise at Singapore, 1942 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hms_glasgow_hms_enterprise_singapore_1942.html

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