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|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|
Mark 19 gun
2 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
4 light machine guns
||1-shaft triple expansion (850 hp)
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.
Royal Australian Navy (accessed 2009-12-18)
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