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Superb News today, 30th September 2018

the 4th city class, type 26 frigate,

is to be named HMS Birmingham as announced by Gavin Williamson

the defence secretary.

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Also please notice we now have a Donation Button to raise funds for the Brum Association, just click on  Donation link. Any ammount will be greatly appreciated, & 0.25p for every £1.00 donated will go to Association's adopted charity.                                                            

Many Thanks

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May i take this opportunity to welcome all new members to the HMS Birmingham Association on behalf of myself .....

(Kev "The Rhino" Ridsdill) Chairman, & ( Kev Hackett), Vice Chairman, and all the Association commitee. ..... "Forward"

The "Brum"

1913  HMS Birmingham was lead ship of the Birmingham group of three ships of the Town-class of light cruisers built by the Royal Navy. 

Her sister ships were Lowestoft and Nottingham. The three ships were virtually identical to the third group of Town-class ships, but with an additional

 6 inch gun worked in on the forecastle. 

Construction started: 10 June 1912

Launched: 7 May 1913

Draft: 4.8 m

Builder: Armstrong Whitworth

HMS Birmingham C19 was a member of the first group of five ships of the 

Town class of light cruisers. She was built at Devonport Dockyard, and

launched on 1 September 1936. 

Length: 170 m

Construction started: 18 July 1935

Launched: 1 September 1936

Draft: 6.55 m

Commissioned: 18 November 1937

Builder: HMNB Devonport

HMS Birmingham D86 was a Type 42 destroyer laid down by Cammell Laird and

Company, Limited, at Birkenhead on 28 March 1972, launched on 30 July

1973 by Lady Empson, wife of Sir Derek Empson and commissioned on 3

December 1976. She was named for the city of Birmingham, England.

Length: 125 m

Construction started: 28 March 1972

Launched: 30 July 1973

Commissioned: 3 December 1976

Decommissioned: 31 December 1999

Complement: 287

4th city class, type 26 frigate to be named HMS Birmingham