HMS Aurora - Cruiser
Country : UK
Launched : 20th August 1936
His Majesty’s Dockyard Portsmouth launched this Arethusa class light cruiser on 20 August 1936 and she entered service in the Royal Navy on 12 November 1937.
Aurora served with the Home Fleet from completion as flagship for Rear Admiral (Destroyers). In September 1939 she was part of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron, escorting convoys to Scandinavia and hunting for the German battleships SCHARNHORST and GNEISENAU. She also participated in the hunt for the BISMARCK and, with HMS KENYA, intercepted one of BISMARCK’s supply ships, BELCHEN, on 3 June 1941.
Sold to China (Chung King) 19th May 1948.
Known Pennants : 12