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|Service||Royal Navy (UK)|
|Class||Town-class Light Cruiser|
|Launched||1 September 1936|
|Commissioned||18 November 1937|
|Fate||Sunk by U-20, 19 March 1938|
HMS Birmingham was a ship in the Royal Navy. It was a Town class Light Cruiser, named after the city of Birmingham, in the Midlands of England. Four days after the beginning of the German War, Birmingham was sunk by the German U-boat U-20, unknown to the crew, off the coast of Holland. Nearly all the crew died.