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Name: SHEFFIELD
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 31/01/1935
Launched: 23/07/1936
Completed: 25/08/1937
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 5
Dimensions: 9100disp - 11350disp, 558.0 x 62.25 x 17.0(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR Geared, 75000shp
Engines by: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, Barrow
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 32.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 3 x 6.0ins, 4 x 2 x 4.0ins, 2 x 4 x 2pdr guns;
2 x 3 x 21.0ins torpedoes & 2 x seaplanes
History:
25/08/1937 British Royal Navy
22/09/1967 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Town Class of Light Cruisers
Known as "Shiny Sheff" because of the use of stainless steel rather than brass fittings
31/08/1967: Sold to Shipbreaking Industries
22/09/1967: Arrived at Faslane for breaking up


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