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Naval Historical Center #NH 52679
|Tonnage||9,850 tons standard displacement
|Dimensions||630' by 68'3" by 16'3"
192.07m by 20.8m by 4.95m
|Maximum speed||31.5 knots|
4 4"/45 dual-purpose guns
1x4 2pdr guns
2 0.50 machine guns
2x4 torpedo tubes
(114 mm) on 1" (25mm) belt (machinery)
1" (25mm) bulkheads (machinery)
1.4" (38mm) armor deck
4" (102mm) box (magazines)
3" (76mm) armor deck (magazines)
1.4" (38mm) armor deck (steering)
1" (25mm) turret
1" (25mm) barbettes
||4-shaft Brown-Curtis geared
turbine (80,000 shp)
8 Admiralty 3-drum boilers
|Bunkerage||3300 tons fuel oil|
|Range||9500 nautical miles (17,500km) at 12 knots|
||Type 286 radar
differed from Australia in
having the 4" battery increased to 8 guns and 2x8 2pdr guns added.
torpedo tubes and the quad 2pdr replaced with 2x8 2pdr.
Australian cruisers were build in British yards in 1928 and originally were
very close twins to the Kents, sharing their strengths
and weaknesses. They were later modified by the addition of scouting
aircraft and a much heavier armor belt over their machinery spaces.
|Withdrawn 1945-2 following kamikaze damage for refit in Britain and not returned before the surrender|
||Crippled by gunfire and torpedoes and scuttled 1942-8-9 off
Gogin (2010; accessed 2012-12-15)
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