HMAS Hobart, 1934

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History of  Royal Navy cruisers (heavy cruisers, light cruisers). Royal Navy cruiser website featuring the Leander Class cruiser HMAS Hobart including crew and families of ex-crew members notice board for the cruiser HMAS Hobart.

 

HMAS Hobart, Initially was to be called HMS Apollo. was built at Devonport by Beardmore. and launched 9th October 1934. During World war two HMAS Hobart served with the  East Indies Fleet 1939 - 1940, then in the red Sea during 1940. and between 1940 to 1945 served  in and around Australia. HMAS Hobart was finally scrapped in Japan March 1962. 

 

Specifications for HMAS Hobart

 

Displacement: 6,830 tons   Speed: 32.5kt    Complement: 550

Armament: Eight 6 inch guns in pairs. Eight 4 inch anti-aircraft guns in pairs and twelve 0.5 inch machine guns in fours.   Eight 21 inch torpedo tubes in pairs and 1 aircraft.

HMAS Hobart (ex Apollo) 9th October 1934 Broken up 1962.

HMS Apollo in 1935, before she became HMS Hobart.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code  PAN173