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  HMS Sussex (96)
Royal Navy
Heavy Cruiser

9,750 tons (standard)
13,315 tons (full load)
633' x 66' 21'
8 x 8" guns
4 x 4" guns
4 x 2 pdr AA guns
2 x 2 pdr quad AA
2 x .50 cal AA
2 x quad 21" torpedo tube
1-3 x aircraft

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Royal Navy July 26, 1945

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Royal Navy Sept 5, 1945
Ship History
Built by R. and W. Hawthorn, Leslie and Company, Limited, at Hebburn-on-Tyne in England. Laid down on February 1, 1927. Launched February 22, 1928. Commissioned on March 19, 1929.

Wartime History
On July 26, 1945 her Task Force was attacked by two attacked by two kamikaze aircraft. One made an imprint on the side of the hull and was identified as a Ki-51 Sonia. Sussex sustained slight structural damage above waterline from the impact.

On September 5, 1945 at 11:30am Sussex entered Singapore Harbor with the flag of the Rear-Admiral Cedric Holland. After anchoring, Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) 7th Area Army commander General SeishirĊ Itagaki boards to sign the instrument of surrender for all Japanese forces under his control on Singapore and Malaya.

On February 2, 1949 placed out of service. On January 3, 1950 decommissioned and sold to British Iron and Steel Corporation. Scrapped began on February 23, 1950 at Arnott Young at Dalmuir in Scotland.

Service Histories of Royal Navy Warships in World War 2 - HMS Sussex (96)

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Last Updated
August 4, 2020


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