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HMAS Sydney, 1934 

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Australian naval cruiser HMAS Sydney (ex-Phaeton) built by Swan Hunter for the Australian Navy. She was sunk in action with German surface raider Kormoran on 19th November 1941.

HMAS Sydney, May 1941.

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Specifications for  the World War Two HMAS Sydney  Built by Swan Hunter and Launched 22nd September 1934.

 

Displacement: 7,105 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 Sydney was sunk in the action with the German Commerce Raider Kormoran. Sydney's A and B turrets were put out of action by a torpedo Hit and was hit by several 5.9 inch shells she was ;last seen burning furiously.

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