8 in County class heavy cruiser HMS Berwick: she sustained damage in combat against the Italian navy in November 1940 and also against German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper on Christmas Day that year off the Canaries, coming off worse in the encounter but successfully protecting the convoy she was escorting. Much of her operational career thereafter was spent protecting Arctic convoys.

March 1940 -Keeping to their more civilized tactics, British cruiser HMS Berwick intercepted the German merchant Uruguay near Iceland. But before they were able to capture it with a boarding party, Uruguay's crew scuttled the ship by setting it on fire.

HMS Kent (54) was a County-class heavy cruiser of the British Royal Navy in the late 1920's. She was the lead ship of the Kent sub-class.

HMS Kent was a County-class heavy cruiser of the British Royal Navy in the late She was the lead ship of the Kent sub-class.

HMS London (69) was a member of the second group of the County class heavy cruisers of the British Royal Navy.

HMS London was a member of the second group of the County class heavy cruisers of the British Royal Navy.

HMS Cumberland was a County class heavy cruiser of the British Royal Navy during WWII, shown here in Grand Harbor, Malta. year unknown (?)

HMS Cumberland was a County class heavy cruiser of the British Royal Navy during WWII, shown here in Grand Harbor, Malta.

Prinz Eugen escorted by HMS Devonshire in May 1945.

The British heavy cruiser HMS Devonshire class could Escort the surrendered German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, In

HMS Sussex was one of the London sub-class of the County-class heavy cruisers of the British Royal Navy.

HMS Sussex, one of the London sub-class of the County-class heavy cruisers of the Royal Navy. She is anchor in the Clyde, September Camouflage pattern!

HMS London (69) County-class heavy cruiser of the British Royal Navy, 1943. (google.image) 8.17 #81A

HMS London (69) County-class heavy cruiser of the British Royal Navy, 1943. (google.image) 8.17 #81A

HMS Exeter (68) York-class heavy cruiser of the British Royal Navy, fighting off Japanese aircraft attack during the Battle of the Banka Straits, January 1942.

HMS Exeter camouflage York-class heavy cruiser of the British Royal Navy, fighting off Japanese aircraft attack during the Battle of the Banka Straits, January

HMS Exeter was a York-class heavy cruiser of the British Royal Navy.

HMS Ajax was a Leander class cruiser, launched in She's well-known for her part in the Battle of the River Plate and took part in the battles of Crete and Malta. She survived the war and was broken up in

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