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Dido-class cruiser
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Role Cruiser
Operators United Kingdom
No. of positions 6
Position 1 Helmsman
Twin 133mm guns x3
Depth Charge
Position 2 Twin 133mm guns x2
Position 3 Torpedo tubes
Position 4 Torpedo tubes
Position 5 Quad Bofors 40mm
Position 6 Quad Bofors 40mm
Abilities Radar/Sonar

The Dido-class cruiser is a British light cruiser.


Between 1940 and 1944 the Royal Navy commissioned a series of 16 light cruisers intended mainly for anti-air and anti-submarine cover of convoys and fleet operations: ten ships of Dido-class and six of the very similar Bellona-subclass. The ships were fast and boasted a total of ten dual purpose QF 5.25-inch (133 mm) guns in five twin turrets. There were also a number of machine guns and cannons available to provide anti-air defence at close range. Both the Didos and the Bellonas saw extensive action around the world, especially in the Mediterranian Sea and in the Pacific. Five have been sunk during the course of war, two of them by German submarines.

In Battlegroup42, the Dido-class is also fitted with quad Bofors L/60 40mm guns, so its anti-aircraft defense is not to be underestimated. But it is vulnerable to larger warships and submarines.

The Dido-class cruiser can be found on 4205-Operation Ironclad and 4306-Operation Corkscrew.