- Class: Leander (1st group) - 5 cruisers of 1929-31
- Displacement: 6,985 tons
- Dimensions: 522 (pp) 554.5 (oa) x 55.75 x 15.5 ft.
- Machinery: 4-shaft geared turbines, S.H.P. 72,000 = 32.5 knots
- Armor: Main belt 2-4 in., deck 2 in., turrets 1 in., D.C.T. 1 in.
- Armament: 8-6 in. (4x2), 8-4 in. A.A. (4x2), 12-.5 in. A.A. machine (3x4) guns,
8-21 in. T.T. (2x4); 1 aircraft
- Complement: 570
- Builder: Vickers (Barrow)
- Laid Down: 7 Feb 1933
- Launched: 1 Mar 1934
- Completed: 12 Apr 1935
- Service: Served on the America and West Indies Station from completion, then part of South American Division in Sep 1939. Operating off the River Plate, she intercepted the German merchantmen Carl Fritzen, Olinda, and Ussukuma. As part of Force G she participated in the hunt for, and action with, Admiral Graf Spee, being hit seven times during the Battle of the River Plate, 13 Dec 1939. Under repair to Jul 1940, then joined the 7th C.S. in the Mediterranean. On 11/12 Oct she engaged Italian forces, sinking the torpedo boats Airone and Ariel, and badly damaging the destroyer
Artigliere, which was later sunk. Participated in Battle of Cape Matapan and the evacuation from Crete, removing the last troops on 29 Apr 1941. Hit by bombs from Ju87's of III/StGr2 on 21 May. Covered Syrian operations in Jun, joined Force K at Malta in Nov, but withdrawn Feb 1942. Refitting in England, May-Oct 1942, then returned to Mediterranean. Damaged by bombs again, necessitating repairs in New York, Mar-Oct 1943. Returned to Med again, then to Normandy with Force K at Gold Beach, and at landings in S. France. Operated in Aegean during reoccupation of Athens and the communist uprising in Greece. Laid up postwar, she was broken up in Nov 1949.