Australian Destroyers

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History of the Royal Australian Navy destroyers and minesweepers from World War One. Destroyer histories include HMAS Parramatta, HMAS Warrego and HMAS Yarra.

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Modified BATTLE type destroyers          Displacement: 2400t normal; 3500t deep load           Armament: 4-4.5in/45 Mk 6, 6-40mm/STAAG Mk 2, 6-40mm/60 Mk 7, 10-21in TT, 1 squid ASW mortar         Complement: 335

Tobruk

20.12.47

Broken up 1972

HMAS Tobruk, April 1972.

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Anzac

20.8.48

Broken up 1975

HMAS Anzac en route to the breakers, December 1975.

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VOYAGER class destroyers          Displacement: 2800t normal; 3600t deep load      Armament: 6-4.5in/45 Mk 6, 4-40mm Mk5, 2-40mm Mk 7, 5-21in TT, 1 Limbo Mk 10 ASW mortar          Complement: 320

Voyager

1.5.52

Sunk in collision with the carrier ?Melbourne? 10.2.64

Vendetta

3.5.54

Stricken Jan 1987, Broken up 1987

Vampire

27.10.56

Museum ship 1985

Waterhen

-

Cancelled 1954

Duchess

Acquired 1964

Broken up 1980

HMAS Duchess.  

Contributed by Trevor Piper.  ? Vosper Thornycroft

PERTH class guided missile destroyers           Armament: 2-5in/54 Mk 42, 1 Tartar RIM24, sam SYSTEM, 6-12.75IN, Mk 32 ASW TT, 2 Ikara ASW systems

Perth

26.9.63

In service 1995

Hobart

9.1.64

In service 1995

Brisbane

5.5.66

In service 1995

 

HMAS Waterhen pictured c.1935.

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HMAS Torrens, 1919.

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HMAS Parramatta built in Britain in 1910/11 as part of the Acheron Class destroyers and transferred to the Australian Navy.

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HMAS Warrego built in Britain in 1910/11 as part of the Acheron Class destroyers and transferred to the Australian Navy.

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HMAS Yarra built in Britain in 1910/11 as part of the Acheron Class destroyers and transferred to the Australian Navy.

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HMAS Yarra.

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Photograph of the deck of HMAS Yarra.

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