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1926 - Launch of SUFFOLK

16th February. The cruiser HMS Suffolk was launched from the Dockyard by Marchioness of Bristol. She was the first of the post-war cruisers to be laid down and was a result of the 1922 Washington Treaty which specified that cruisers should not exceed 10.000 tons displacement. She had a very active part in the Second World War when she was severely damaged by German bombing during the Norwegian campaign . The end of the war saw her operating with the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean. She was broken up at Cashmore’s, Newport, where she arrived on 24th June 1948.

1926 - Launch of SUFFOLK