The IJN was expert in night fighting and known for agressive torpedo attacks. She joined the British Pacific Fleet in May 1945, participating in the last operations until September. On leander it was abaft ‘A’ boiler room, with it and No.1 4-inch gun disabled, and the cruiser barely made it to Auckland, repaired enough to reach Boston and only return into service by August 1945. HMNZS Leander (75) (Returned to the Royal Navy as HMS Leander) Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy) HMS Ajax (22) HMS Leander (75) HMS Neptune (20) Lost on 19 Dec 1941: HMS Orion (85) 6 Light cruisers of the Leander class. The Leander class was a class of eight light cruisers built for the Royal Navy in the early 1930s that saw service in World War II. Kormoran own fires were soon out of control and she was evacuated and scuttled after midnight, the survivors being later interrogated. For this action, the cruiser’s crew received two DSO, DSC and five DSM with twelve mentions. Smith who said "the Leander class ought to be rendered complete, according to the arrangements undertaken by the Board of Admiralty, without loss of time. Overview of 4 vessels Citations for this data available on individual ship pages: Name Builder Laid Down The Leander class was a class of eight light cruisers built for the Royal Navy in the early 1930s that saw service in World War II. Neptune was the fourth ship of its class and was the ninth Royal Navy vessel to carry the name. "[20], The Navy List gave the following composition of officers for the Leander in December 1885 (order as in the original):[21]. They were named after corvette until the last cruiser was decommissioned more than a century later. They also received from 1941 2 quadruple bofors 40 mm carriages. ", 20 ft 8 in (6.30 m) aft, 19 ft 6 in (5.94 m) forward. She later sailed back for more extensive repairs at Cockatoo, being out of service until 1944. The entire gun barrel was 300-in (7.6 meters) and weighted 7,000 kgs. Ajax in her fight against Graf Spee, December 13, 1939, at the Rio de la Plat – Old author’s illustration. At the previous six hour' full power trial of the Phaëton there was a difficulty experienced in maintaining steam from want of draught in the stokeholds. They were named after corvette until the last cruiser was decommissioned more than a century later. See Conway's, List of Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty#1861 to 1882, Hansard HC Deb 18 March 1881 vol 259 cc1389-90, Hansard HC Deb 2 December 1884 vol 294 c455, Hansard HC Deb 16 March 1882 vol 267 c1102. The Leander class was a four-ship cruiser programme ordered by the Admiralty in 1880. The trial was intended to have been for six hours, but during the eleventh half hour, the expansion gear of the starboard engine heated and snapped, and the run was brought to a premature close. Commissioned on 10 October 1933 she was the first of the improved Leander group to carry a floatplane, the medium range Supermarine Walrus. In the end of 1941, the cruiser saild back to Colombo and then Australia, becoming the flagship of Rear Admiral John Gregory Crace. They were named after mythological figures, and all ships were commissioned between 1933 and 1936. It seemed Sydney was less accurate. On 22 May, she attacked an axis convoy bound to Crete and duelled with the the Italian torpedo boat Lupo. Her seaplane catapult and crane were removed, and she was sent back to the Mediterranean, fighting off air attacks at Port Tewfik. William Collins Publishers. Though the "Admiralty have been desirous that the money should be spent on the object for which it is voted, but that it has been prevented by a delay with the contractor. However work was cut short by a dockyard explosion and she was repaired until March 1945. she was commissioned as HMS Amphion in 1936. When the war broke out, Perth was sailing off the coast of Venezuela. The Leander Class were a four ship cruiser programme ordered by the Admiralty in 1880. [10] "Lord Northbook's board were deeply impressed with the necessity for developing the construction of vessel of the Leander" type. Her diversion helped the air attack on Taranto later. Ships - Leander Class Cruiser. It is said that the other two are built and are almost complete..."[37] This course of action was opposed by W.H. They were first and foremost intended for commerce protection, escort vessels. Their initial AA artillery was a reflection of the aviation of the time and comprised twelve 0.5-inch (13 mm) Vickers machine guns in three quadruple mounts. The Leander class was influenced by the York-class heavy cruiser, and was an attempt to better provide for the role of commerce protection.The 7,000-7,200 ton Leanders were armed with eight BL 6 in (152 mm) Mk XXIII guns in twin turrets, two forward and two aft. The Royal Navy light-cruiser HMS Leander was loaned to the New Zealand Division from 30 April 1937 until 8 May 1944. Their range was sufficient to cross the Atlantic and back, about 5,730 nmi (10,610 km) at 13 knots (24 km/h). Rare color photo of HMAS Perth, date unknown. Forms the centrepiece of a carrier strike group when undertaking heavy assault missions. "Taking 14 knots as the standard of high speed, we have only 11 swift cruisers, counting the Iris and Mercury despatch vessels among them. Cruisers Leander class Light Cruiser - 4x2 6" guns, 4x2 4" guns, 2x4 21" torpedo tubes Australian light cruisers HMASs Perth, Sydney, and Hobart - 4x2 6" guns, 4x2 4" guns, 2x4 21" torpedo tubes ## Dido class AntiAircraft Light Cruiser - 5x2 5.25" guns, 2x3 21" torpedo tubes - New, 11Jun09. 1.5 in (38 mm) steel armoured deck (with sloped sides) over 165 ft (50 m). To fit a search light on the poop, as a torpedo-boat coming up astern cannot be kept in the beam of the ones on the fore-bridge.". "[32] It was stated on 1 August 1882, that "the Amphion is being advanced satisfactorily at Pembroke, while the Leander, Arethusa, and Phaeton are promised to be delivered within the year by the contractor, a promise which was renewed within a few days of the present time." [44] The Merseys, that followed them cost between £202,840 and £217,982 each.[23]. British light cruiser HMS Leander (C75) underway in 1943.. HMS Leander (75) was a light cruiser which served with the Royal Navy during World War II.She was the lead ship of a class of fourteen ships, the Leander-class light cruisers.. Leander was launched at Devonport on July 13 th 1929. The Leander class was a four-ship cruiser programme ordered by the Admiralty in 1880. This starter kit includes: 1/72nd Leander hull (157cm x 17.3cm) Any plan you wish from the Leander Class 1/72nd Frigate Folder. Destroyers RPM with a trained crew was a shot every 4-5 seconds, only three when the range did not changed. "Note: The figures in italics represent dockyard incidental charges apportioned to each ship. More about the Light cruiser Leander-class cruiser. The Royal Navy light-cruiser HMS Leander was loaned to the New Zealand Division from 30 April 1937 until 8 May 1944. [300 kPa and 81 kPa] port; collective horsepower, 5,574.88 ihp (4,157.19 kW) or nearly 600 horses [450 kW] beyond the contract. In late 1940 to 1941 she took part in the escort of British convoys to Malta while trying to intercept axis ones. HMNZS Achilles. In the Battle of Cape Spada she badly hit both cruisers successively, forcing them to escape in smoke. The cruiser changed course to escape but took four Japanese torpedoes in the space of a few minutes. Smith as First Lord, though Astley Cooper Key continued as First Naval Lord. The Whitehead torpedoes are discharged from broadside ports on the lower deck, two forward and two aft."[15]. The 7,000-7,200 ton Leanders were armed with eight BL 6 inch Mk XXIII naval guns in twin turrets, two forward and two aft. This system was done to prevent the ship to be dead on the water in case of a hit, as one compartment would have been still able to propel the ship. The latter was save in part due to the smoke screen dressed by both cruisers. However fatefully she was sent to the American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) force. Try again later. Much use, as a war goes on, may, no doubt, be made of the armed merchantmen on the Admiralty List; but we must have Royal [Navy] cruisers to begin with, A commencement was made last year by the late Board in the Leander and her two consorts, which, with their partially protected machinery, their great speed, and their excellent guns, will be everything that can be desired for the purpose for which they were devised. What followed was the clash between this truncated South American Division under Commodore Henry Harwood and the Graf Spee. "See Leander class frigate for the later frigate class of the same name.". Until November 1941 she multiplied escort missions of ANZAC troops to Africa. Their speed is 17 knots… Their coal supply is 1016 tons. Decommissioned by the Royal Navy in February 1948. HMS Leander (Devonport 1931) was commissioned first with the the Royal Navy, as HMS Leander in march 1933 but joined Achilles in the New Zealand Division. The cruiser HMS Apollo docked at Miami in 1938.. They were named after mythological figures, and all ships were commissioned between 1933 and 1936. Afterwards she covered convoys to Suda Bay, in Crete, and later participated in Operation Coat with Force X. Author’s HD illustrations of the two known camouflage pattern used in 1941 and 1942 by HMAS Hobart. Sold to be broken up for scrap on 15 December 1949. In June she joined the Mediterranean 7th Cruiser Squadron and acted as John Tovey’s flagship. Ajax lost two of its paper-protected turrets. The armament of the Leander class consisted of Eight new 6-inch /50 caliber Mk. They were named after Achilles was a Leander - class light cruiser which served with the Royal New Zealand Navy in the Second World War, the second of five in the class Originally She also served in Crete, the Aegean islands and took part in the Battle of Cape Matapan. They displaced 9740 tons fully loaded, 9000 for the following group Amphion, and 7,270 tons standard for a hull largely similar to the York class, with a long forecastle ending mid-way with a roof above the superstucture, and htier hull had a 1/10 ratio or 550 ft by 56 ft, with a 19.1 ft draught. But the world is a large place; and eight or ten vessels cannot be everywhere, and the safety of our commerce imperatively demands that the swift cruisers which we have ready at the outbreak of a war shall be enough to clear the seas of privateers. After Bardia and the Battle of Calabriashe sank the cargo Ermioni bound to the Dodecanese and escorted Malta or Greece convoys. The next part of her career was Mediterranean, as appriopriate for a Greek hero, after a refit at Chatham where she received among others a Type 279 Radar. Their secondary armament consisted of four QF 4 inch Mk V naval guns, which were later replaced by twin mountings for eight guns (the later QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval gun). Learn how your comment data is processed. We are pushing on the Leanders, and we have laid down a fourth Leander at Pembroke, to occupy the spare time of the 200 extra men who are working on the iron-clads…"[13]. She was present at Alxandria during Operation catapult, where fortunately no gunfight with the new Vichy French fleet took place. XXIII guns, mounted in four two-gun turrets, in 'A', 'B', 'X' and 'Y' positions. Jack S. Harker. HMAS Sydney fought with distinction at the Battle of Cape Spada, Battle of Cape Matapan and Battle of Calabria. HMS Orion circa 1943; notice the tripod masts and lower ports welded shut. Placed in reserve she was decommissioned in February 1948, once proposed fo India and broken up. Join us now! For other uses, see Leander class. In early 1939 she was deployed in the Pacific, off South America, and back South Atlantic Division, in March. In contrast to her predecessors, the ship's main advantage was that her main guns were placed in gun turrets. After 5 minutes of fierce fighting her main armament was mostly disabled but she was partly masked by the smoke caused by her multiple fires. The armoured deck was just above the normal waterline at the centre, and sloped down at the sides to protect against shells entering at the waterline.[8]. "[15], "The Phaëton has been tried in the Solent. [41] The veracity of Admiralty statistics on the completion of these vessels was questioned in the ensuing debate in the House of Commons by W.H. The class comprised HMS Amphion , HMS Arethusa , HMS Leander and HMS Phaeton .Originally classed as Dispatch Vessels, they were re rated as Second Class… She joined Surabaya with Exeter and the destroyers Jupiter, Electra and Encounter, to place herself under command of Dutch Rear-Admiral Karel Doorman. In 1934, the Australian government seeked a replacement for the old HMAS Brisbane, and negotiations for the purchase of HMS Phaeton while she still under construction took place. HMS leander in 1942 – Author’s HD illustration. The First Naval Lord, Sir Astley Cooper Key, favoured an enlarged 15 knots (28 km/h) Comus class. ; Colledge, J.J (1968). However nothing happened, and Hobart was sent to cover landings at Guadalcanal and Tulagi. Neptune was operational on 12 February 1934 with a mixed crew mostly from the New Zealand Division and South African personnel. In 1937 their four single 102 mm guns were replaced by four modern 102 mm Mark XVI in twin mounts. They were exposed to three IJN air attacks and later were redeployed off Port Moresby. The 7,000-7,200 ton Leanders were armed with eight BL 6 in (152 mm) Mk XXIII guns in twin turrets, two forward and two aft. On 28 June 1940, while escorting a convoy to Malta she engaged a large Italian destroyer force, badly damaging and later sinking the Espero. After her damage in Crete she was nearly two years out of action either in repairs or refit. With their twin 6-in turrets, they were more of an adaptation of the previous design of the York class rather than a new creation. They were immediately recognizable by their unique truncated funnel (whereas the second group had two), and fought on four oceans, seeing heavy action from the Mediterranean to Guadalcanal. The belt will, I think, be approved by my hon. She was scrapped in 1950. It was organised in two self-contained units well separated fore and aft. She took part actively in the Battle of Cape Matapan, during the night og 28-29 March 1941, battle of Crete, and was badly hit by a Stuka, hitting the ‘A’ boiler room. "The first four ships of a large class laid down for the protection of commerce under Lord Northbrook's board were of the Leander type. Her crew at that stage was composed of 60% New Zealanders. The late Board of Admiralty laid down an admirable type for the purpose in the Leander class. Evacuated, she sank at 25 min. Support Naval Encyclopedia, get your poster or wallpaper now ! The ship was laid down on 8th September that year and launched on 24th September 1931 She was the 5th RN ship to carry the name, introduced in 1780 for a 4th Rate and last used for a cruiser in 1882 which was sold in 1920. Also they carried two quadruple banks each side of standard 21-in TTs. After service with the Royal Navy NZ division she joined in 1937, and in September 1941 was transferred to the newly-formed Royal New Zealand Navy. Developed in 1928-29, these breech-loading rifled 6-inch Mk XXIII 50 caliber naval guns became the staple of British Naval artillery up to the very last cruisers completed postwar. Sailors hear tale of gallantry at airport, DOD’s Autonomous Vessel Sails Through Transit Test, Participates in Exercise Dawn Blitz, BAR Technologies focuses on decarbonisation, CNO Asks Fleet for Moment of Silence in Honor of USS Indianapolis 75th Anniversary, Castor class coastal patrol vessels of the Belgian Navy (plus PHOTO GALLERY #36). Back in the Mediterranean, Neptune spotted first the Italian fleet at the battle of Calabria (9 July 1940) and was hit during the exchange by the Giuseppe Garibaldi. But this negated the weight reduction. Although the compartimentation was copied from the York class, the ships had four shafts, connected to Parsons single-reduction geared steam turbines, fed by four to six boilers, depending on the group. With the 7th Cruiser Squadron, teaming with HMS York, she escorting convoys bound to Alexandria and back. She would serve as a training vessel postwar, ironically sold for scrap to a Japanese shipbreaker on 22 February 1962. The cruisers of the Leander class were the result of the London Conference of 1930, ending the 8-inch gun programme. All three ships were sold to the RAN (Royal Australian Navy), Phaeton was renamed Sydney in 1939, Amphion was renamed Perth and Apollo Hobart after a few years of British service under their launch names. The survivors were picked up by the Japanese and ended in POWs, only 218 surviving the war internment. "See Leander class frigate for the later frigate class of the same name.". Hansard HC Deb 01 August 1882 vol 273 c410. The three ships of the second group were sold to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) before World War II and renamed after Australian cities. The Leander class was a class of eight light cruisers built for the Royal Navy in the early 1930s that saw service in World War II. She then joined the escort force bound to the middle east with Canberra, Leander and Ramillies. Decommissioned by the Royal Navy in February 1948. 8 x 6-in (152 mm/50) (4×2), 4 x 4-in (102 mm/45) MK V AA, 12 x 0.5 in Vickers mm AA, 6 x 21-in (533 mm) TTs, 2 seaplane. The mean speed registered by runs on the measured mile was 18.684 knots (34.603 km/h), which was remarkable, notwithstanding her light draught. Chao Yung (Chaoyong) class protected cruisers (1880), Viability of floating offshore solar power, USA: Philly Shipyard to build two more national security multi-mission vessels, Elbit Systems to supply Seagull USV to Asia Pacific customer, Why does everyone pronounce Yokosuka as "Yokuska? When the blueprints were still on drawing stage, both deck-level turrets were to be fitted with three guns (ten guns total) but new calculations cancelled the prospect as it would have impacted the top speed and complexified fire control. ", In Abrupt Reversal of Iran Strategy, Pentagon Orders Aircraft Carrier Home, Marine Corps to Stand Up First Marine Littoral Regiment in FY 2022, Norsepower Completes Installation of Two Tiltable Rotor Sails, US Navy halts deliveries of Freedom-class littoral combat ship, SECNAV Braithwaite bids farewell to sailors and Marines, Uncertainty prevails over US cyber strategy shift towards ‘persistent engagement'. [36] By May 1884, it was being "said that the Leander should be completed first; that then a trial of the Leander should be made; and that then it should be ascertained what improvements or alterations ought to be effected in the Arethusa, and the other ships of the same class. HMS Leander returned to service on 27 August 1945. Chesneau, Roger, and Eugene M. Kolesnik, eds. (Just say which you wish on the 'message box' of the online till') At first she served with the North America and West Indies Station but instead joined the Mediterranean, to patrol during the Abyssinian crisis, returning later to her initial station. The destroyers Kandahar and Lively attempted to tow her, but the first struck a mine and the second was signalled by Neptune to leave. Leander s were very active with Royal Navy aircraft carrier task forces and in other operations. *There was actually a British proposal at the three Power Geneva Naval Conference of 1927 to limit tonnage for light cruisers to 7000 tons, but it was never adopted. In 1945-46, they were reduced to subsidiary roles and broken up in 1949, except for HMS Achilles who was later sold to a newly independent India with the constitution of the RIN (Royal Indian Navy) and served many more years of the cold war. First cruiser of the second serie, HMS Amphion (D29) diverged extensively by several details. At this time she was repairing and refitting at Boston in the USA. But in great lines: Ajax and Achilles were famously the sailors of the Exeter at the Battle of Rio de la Plata against the German pocket battleship Graf Spee. “Ch. "[7], "The armament consists of ten 6-inch breech-loading guns, two Gatling guns, ten Nordenfeld guns, four Gardner guns, and four tubes for launching Whitehead torpedoes. During the 9 July engagement she fired on an Italian Zara-class cruiser from 23,000 yards (21,000 m) and so participated in the Battle of Calabria (Or Punta Stilo). She was in reserve after the war and scrapped in 1949. The class was built in three batches between 1959 and 1973. Their close range anti-aircraft weaponry consisted of twelve 0.5-inch Vickers machine guns in three quadruple mounts. "Lord Northbook's board were deeply impressed with the necessity for developing the construction of vessel of the Leander" type. Both the Amphion and Arethusa lay in ordinary reserve until commissioned for the 1887 annual manoeuvres, so the date when the vessels were first commissioned was some time after they were completed. Friend who sits behind me (Sir Edward J. "[39] As of 6 March 1885, "the Leander alone was completed. They began by building the two despatch vessels, Mercury and Iris, with a speed not approached up to that date by any in naval service. Built by Portsmouth Dockyard, the vessel was laid down on 24 September 1931, launched on 31 January 1933, and commissioned into the Royal Navy on 12 February 1934 with the pennant number "20". They were named after mytho­log­i­cal fig­ures, and all ships were com­mis­sioned be­tween 1933 and 1936. [8] There was a change of government on 23 April 1880;[9] Lord Northbook replaced W.H. The 7,000-7,200 ton Leanders were armed with eight BL 6 inch Mk XXIII naval guns in twin turrets, two forward and two aft. The Leander class was influenced by the York-class heavy cruiser, and was an attempt to better provide for the role of commerce protection. On 2 December 1884, the Secretary to the Admiralty stated, "The present Board have been gradually developing, and, as I would venture to say, in an effective manner, our resources for the protection of commerce. Leander class 6 ships The light cruiser HMS Ajax (22) of the Royal Navy. Originally built as HMS Achilles in Britain in the 1930s, it operated as part of the fleet of the Royal New Zealand Navy, renamed HMNZS Achilles where she operated during World War II. The same HMS Ajax after refit in the Mediterranean, Operation Torch. Some became legendary such as the Ajax or the Sydney with its epic duel with the Kormoran. The committee appointed to inquire into all circumstances connected with the 1888 British naval manoeuvres reported as follows: The First Naval Lord, Admiral Sir Arthur Hood commented on this as follows: "Leander and her three sisters were very successful and may be seen as the ancestors of most [Royal Navy] cruisers for the rest of the century and beyond. She was back in action in March 1942, refitted in Plymouth (AA and radar), patrolling in home waters escorting convoys to Africa and the Indian Ocean. After a westbound sweep, she joined Orion, Neptune, and the French battleship Lorraine shelling Bardia. The 5 Leanders (completed in 1933-34) and the 3 Australian Perth (1934-35) were the first light cruisers built since the Enterprise class of 1920. LEANDER CLASS The Leander class was influenced by the York-class heavy cruiser, and was an attempt to better provide for the role of commerce protection. Reed). Their secondary armament consisted of four high angle QF 4 inch Mk V naval guns. Since the model is optimized for 1/1800th scale, it is not ideal to print larger versions due to a lack of detail. Hull Developed by John Haynes More information, photos and some fittings can be found at www.johnrhaynes.com Modified Leander-class cruiser (WW2) There are 2 products. per unit of power per hour [1.45 kg coal per hour per kiloWatt]. The treaty allowed Great Britain to build a further 91,000 tons of cruisers up to the end of 1936. In the end only one survivor was picked-up out of a total crew of 737 sailors and officers. They are placed on either side of the upper deck at the fore end of the poop and after end of the forecastle. Achilles seen from Ajax, en route for the River Plate, 1939. They also lost catapult and crane in 1941 (Ajax-Orion) and 1943 (Leander, Achilles). She covered actions of the Western Desert Campaign until December 1941. Jump to: navigation, search. HMS Ajax before the war, circa 1936, HD picture, IMW. In 1941, Ajax and Leander were allotted to the RNZN (New Zealand Navy). The Leander class was the UK’s most successful frigate design. The Leander-class, or Type 12I frigates, comprising twenty-six vessels, was among the most numerous and long-lived classes of frigate in the Royal Navy's modern history. Provision to mount catapults for Fairey Seafox reconnaissance aircraft was also done, some having them in operation. In 1941 famously she ended her days fighting off Western Australia the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran and destroyer her while sinking herself in one of the most epic duels of ww2. The later were developed from 1936 and allowed a much greater rpm at 15-20 rounds. The funnels were afterwards raised from 60 ft (18 m) to 68 ft (21 m) (the same height as those of the first-class cruisers), while the space between the firebars was increased. 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