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Kangaroo Class, Australian Net Tenders


Photograph of Kangaroo-class net tender

Australian War Memorial. Via Wikipedia


Specifications:


Tonnage 786 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 178.5' by 32'3" by
54.4m by 9.8m by 3.4m
Maximum speed       11.5 knots
Complement 30
Armament 1 4"/40 Mark 19 gun
2 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
4 light machine guns
Depth charges
Machinery
1-shaft triple expansion (850 hp)
Modifications
 Armament varied somewhat among units.

1 40mm Bofors AA gun was eventually shipped.


The Kangaroos were boom defense vessels constructed from 1940 on in Australian shipyards. All were deployed to Darwin by the time war broke out, and continued operating there through most of the war.


Units in the Pacific:

Kangaroo Darwin
Koala Darwin
Kookaburra       Darwin
Karangi
Darwin


References

Royal Australian Navy (accessed 2009-12-18)



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