HMAS Perth, 1933

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

Specifications for HMAS Perth   Built at Portsmouth Dockyard and launched 27th July 1933 and finally completed 6th July 1936.

 

Displacement: 6,980 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  Perth was lost in the Sunda Straits from three torpedo hits and several shells 8 - inch and smaller. 1st March 1942

HMAS Perth (ex Amphion) 27th July 1934 Sunk 1st March 1941.

HMAS Perth (ex- HMS Amphion) at Portsmouth Dockyard April 1936. 

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HMS Amphion pictured c.1936 before she became HMAS Perth  

Original Wright & Logan Postcard 1936 approx.  Price ?10.  Click here to order.    Order Code  PHC426

HMS Amphion in July 1936 before she became HMS Perth

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HMS Amphion, possibly July 1937.

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