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Name: NIGERIA
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 08/02/1938
Launched: 18/07/1939
Completed: 23/09/1940
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 12
Dimensions: 8530disp, 555.5 x 62.0 x 16.5(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, 72500shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 33.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 3 x 6.0ins, 4 x 2 x 4.0ins guns; 6 x 21.0ins torpedos, 2 x aircraft
History:
23/09/1940 British Royal Navy
29/08/1957 Government of India; renamed MYSORE
20/08/1985 Decommissioned
No later history known
Comments: Member of the Fiji or Crown Colony class of light cruisers
07/09/1941: Suffered bow damage in action off Norwegian coast, mine or collision
Returned to the Tyne for repair & refit
12/08/1942: Torpedoed by Italian submarine AXUM, damaged & returned to Gibraltar
1943: Repaired in the USA & returned to service


Above photo as NIGERIA is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as NIGERIA is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as NIGERIA is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo as NIGERIA is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo as MYSORE is courtesy of Kim Dunstan