HMS Birmingham


This subclass of the Town class received an additional 6" gun on the forecastle, but were not carrying any planes. Apart from that, they show only minor differences to the preceding Chatham subclass.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 1011

Basic damage control capacity: 112%


Displacement: 5440 tons

Length: 139 m

Width: 15 m

Draught: 5 m

Standard crew: 480


Maximum speed (undamaged): 25 knots

Endurance: 7671 km

Coal capacity: 1400 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 4

Hull armour: 1

Main belt armour: 3.5 (includes backing slope of deck armour)

Deck armour: 0.75 (sloped at edges to provide extra belt-level protection)

Best armour type: Harvey


9 x 6in BL Mk XI(PVI), centrally controlled. Ammo: 1350 rounds

1 x 12-pdr 20cwt HA Mk I, centrally controlled. Ammo: 200 rounds

2 x 21in Mk II(M) Torpedoes, locally controlled. Ammo: 6 torpedoes

Ships in classEdit

  • Birmingham
  • Lowestoft (away in foreign waters)
  • Nottingham
  • Adelaide (still under construction)