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Name: DELHI
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 29/10/1917
Launched: 23/08/1918
Completed: 20/06/1919
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 937
Dimensions: 4720disp, 445.0 x 45.5 x 14.3(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Geared turbines, Brown Curtis type, 40000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 29.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 6 x 1 x 6.0ins, 2 x 1 x 3.0ins guns, 4 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
20/06/1919 British Royal Navy
22/01/1948 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Danae Class
1941: Refitted at New York & converted to an air defence cruiser with US 5.0ins guns
20/11/1942: Under air attack whilst under way off Algiers and was hit by a bomb on the quarterdeck which destroyed the whole stern structure.
Temporary repairs carried out at Gibraltar
01/1943: Permanent repairs by Palmer's at Hebburn
22/01/1948: Sold for breaking up
05/03/1948: Broken up by J Cashmore at Newport


Inspecting the damage at Algiers. Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair