HMS London, built by Portsmouth Dockyard, launched 14/9/1927.
HMS London came under fire from Communist shore batteries in the Yangtse, while attempting to go to the assistance of the corvette AMETHYST. She sustained considerable damage and had 13 ratings killed and 15 wounded. She was commanded from 14th February, 1949, in the Yangtse engagement, and until after her return home, by Captain P.G.L. Cazalet.
HMS LONDON returned to Sheerness from Hong Kong on 6th September, 1949, and was welcomed by the Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. John Dugdale, on behalf of the Board of Admiralty, and by Admiral Sir Henry Moore, Commander-in-Chief at the Nore. On 9th September, the ship's company received a civic welcome from the Lord Mayor of London at Chatham. A few weeks later she was laid up in reserve at Falmouth and later handed over to British Iron and Steel Corporation for scrap. Displacement: 7,550 tons (Emerald), Speed: 33kt Complement: 572 Armament: Seven 6 inch guns, Three 4 inch anti-aircraft guns and two 2pdr anti-aircraft guns. Sixteen 21 inch torpedo tubes