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HMS Gambia (pennant number 48, later C48) was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was in the service of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) as HMNZS Gambia from 1943 to 1946. She was named after the then Crown colony of The Gambia, and has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name

HMS Gambia (pennant number 48, later C48) was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was in the service of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) as HMNZS Gambia from 1943 to 1946. She was named after the then Crown colony of The Gambia, and has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name

HMNZS Gambia in Hauraki Gulf, 1945.  On 22 September 1943 HMNZS Gambia was commissioned for service with the Royal New Zealand Navy, under Captain N.J.W. William-Powlett DSC, RN. However, the formal transfer did not take place until 8 May 1944, the date that Leander reverted to the Royal Navy.

HMNZS Gambia in Hauraki Gulf, 1945. On 22 September 1943 HMNZS Gambia was commissioned for service with the Royal New Zealand Navy, under Captain N.J.W. William-Powlett DSC, RN. However, the formal transfer did not take place until 8 May 1944, the date that Leander reverted to the Royal Navy.

HMS Bermuda (pennant number 52, later C52) was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was completed during World War II.

HMS Bermuda (pennant number 52, later C52) was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was completed during World War II.

HMS Swiftsure (1943), was a Minotaur-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy.in November 1944, she became a unit of the newly formed British Pacific Fleet. In the Pacific she participated in the Okinawa Campaign of March–May 1945 and in June took part in the carrier raid on Truk by the British Pacific Fleet as part of Task Group 111.2, with the cruisers shelling the islands.

HMS Swiftsure (1943), was a Minotaur-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy.in November 1944, she became a unit of the newly formed British Pacific Fleet. In the Pacific she participated in the Okinawa Campaign of March–May 1945 and in June took part in the carrier raid on Truk by the British Pacific Fleet as part of Task Group 111.2, with the cruisers shelling the islands.

HMS Nigeria 60) was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the British Royal Navy completed early in World War II and served throughout that war period.

HMS Nigeria 60) was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the British Royal Navy completed early in World War II and served throughout that war period.

HMS Gambia (48). Builder: Swan Hunter, Tyne and Wear. Laid down: 24 July 1939. Launched: 30 November 1940. Commissioned: 21 February 1942. Transferred to the Royal New Zealand Navy on 22 September 1943. Returned to the Royal Navy on 27 March 1946. Decommissioned: December 1960. Fate: Scrapped at Inverkeithing 1968. Class: Crown Colony-class light cruiser. Displacement:	10450 tons. Length: 169.3 m (555.5 ft). Beam: 18.9 m (62 ft). Draught:	5.0 m (16.5 ft). Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h).

HMS Gambia (48). Builder: Swan Hunter, Tyne and Wear. Laid down: 24 July 1939. Launched: 30 November 1940. Commissioned: 21 February 1942. Transferred to the Royal New Zealand Navy on 22 September 1943. Returned to the Royal Navy on 27 March 1946. Decommissioned: December 1960. Fate: Scrapped at Inverkeithing 1968. Class: Crown Colony-class light cruiser. Displacement: 10450 tons. Length: 169.3 m (555.5 ft). Beam: 18.9 m (62 ft). Draught: 5.0 m (16.5 ft). Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h).

HMS Perseus was a Colossus-class light fleet aircraft carrier built for the Royal Navy during World War II http://ift.tt/1HfZVuB

HMS Perseus was a Colossus-class light fleet aircraft carrier built for the Royal Navy during World War II http://ift.tt/1HfZVuB

For those in peril on the sea - escort cruiser.

For those in peril on the sea - escort cruiser.

HMS Uganda (66) was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the British Royal Navy launched in 1941.

HMS Uganda (66) was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the British Royal Navy launched in 1941.

HMS Gambia (pennant number 48, later C48) was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy) has been published on Navy, Military and Marine with JC HMNZS Gambia – HMS Gambia (pennant number 48, later C48) was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was in the service of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) as HMNZS Gambia from 1943 to 1946. She was named after the then Crown colony of the Gambia, and has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name.

HMS Gambia (pennant number 48, later C48) was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy) has been published on Navy, Military and Marine with JC HMNZS Gambia – HMS Gambia (pennant number 48, later C48) was a Crown Colony-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was in the service of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) as HMNZS Gambia from 1943 to 1946. She was named after the then Crown colony of the Gambia, and has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name.

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