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Name: DIADEM
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 15/12/1939
Launched: 26//08/1942
Completed: 06/01/1944
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 624
Dimensions: 5950disp - 7200disp, 485.0 x 50.5 x 14.0(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 62000shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 32.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 2 x 5.25ins DP, 6 x 2 x 20mm AA, 3 x 4 x 2pdr guns; 2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
06/01/1944 British Royal Navy
29/02/1956 Pakistan Navy; renamed BABUR
1982 Renamed JAHANGIR
No later history known
Comments: Member of the Dido Class (Bellona sub group) of light cruisers
1941: Construction delayed by the shortage of 5.25ins guns
29/02/1956: Sold to the Government of Pakistan
1961: Converted into a training ship
1982: Engines de-activated & downgraded to a floating AA battery
1985: Removed from service


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as BABUR (note Pakistan flag at stern)

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

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