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HMS Coventry, naval art prints of HMS Coventry by leading naval artists. 

HMS Coventry built by Swan Hunter at Wallsend was initially going to be called HMS Corsair. and laid down o the 4th August 1916, and launched 6th July 1917 completed for naval service in February 1918.  HMS Coventry joined the 5th Light Cruiser squadron  in February 1918 till May 1919, and served in the Baltic in this time. Commissioned in may 1919 into the Atlantic fleet, until in 1920 when HMS Coventry became the HQ ship for naval Inter allied Disarmament Commission. Went into refit in  late 1920 once completed she joined the 2nd Light cruiser squadron and flagship to the Rear admiral Atlantic Fleet. A Torpedo Explosion while in Malta in March1923 caused the death of two crew.  At the outbreak of world war two HMS Coventry was serving with the Home Fleet between 1939 and 1940, moving to the Mediterranean fleet in 1940 until being sunk off Tobruk on the 14th September 1942 by German and Italian aircraft.

Displacement: 4,190 tons    Speed: 29kt    Complement: 400 increasing to 437 as a Flagship.

Armament:     Ten 4 inch anti-aircraft guns, sixteen 2pdr anti-aircraft guns.   eight 0.5 inch machine gun


HMS Coventry by Ivan Berryman.


HMS Coventry by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Coventry comes under air attack from aircraft off Tobruk, 14th September 1942. As well as losing the anti-aircraft cruiser HMS Coventry, the Allies also lost HMS Zulu and six coastal craft sunk by bombing as they were returning from Tobruk. HMS Coventry was rated as one of the most effective anti-aircraft ships in the entire British navy, downing more aircraft than any other ship.
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