Thursday, January 15, 2009

Australian ww2 cruiser HMAS Hobart

Leander class cruiser

LOVELY LINES ON THIS "CITY CLASS" CRUISER, This class of ship did great work during the years of WW2

Another view of these good looking class of ships. She is moored in the middle of the river.

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) World War 2 cruiser HMAS Hobart was a Modified Leander class light cruiser,These ships are sometimes known as the "Perth class" or the "Amphion class". Hobart was built for the Royal Navy as HMS Apollo, and was obtained by Australia and renamed upon commissioning.
Displacement: 7,105 tons
Length: 171.4 m
Beam: 17.3 m
Draught: 4.8 m
Propulsion: 72,000 hp
Speed: 32.5 knots (60.2 km/h)
Complement: 570
Armament: Original:
8 × 6inch (150 mm)naval guns
8 × 4-inch (100 mm) guns
4 x QF 3 pounder guns
8 × 21-inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes (quadruple mounts)
Aircraft carried: 1 Supermarine Walrus, 1 catapult


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