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HMAS Vampire (D11)

Destroyer Warship

HMAS Vampire D11 destroyer served the Australian Navy from 1959 to 1986 and lives on as a floating museum ship.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 6/22/2016
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Year: 1959
Ships-in-Class: 4
Named Ships: HMAS Duchess (D154); HMAS Vampire (D11); HMAS Vendetta (D08); HMS Voyager (D04)
Complement: 320
Length: 389 ft (118.57 m)
Width: 43 ft (13.11 m)
Height: 12.8 ft (3.90 m)
Displacement (Surface): 3,200 tons
Propulsion: 2 x Foster Wheeler boilers with 2 x English Electric geared steam turbines driving 2 x shafts at 54,000 shaft horsepower.
Speed (Surface): 31 kts (36 mph)
Range: 3,737 nm (4,300 miles; 6,920 km)
Operators: Australia


6 x 4.5" (113mm) QF guns in three triple turrets
6 x 1'6" (40mm) Bofors anti-aircraft guns in two twin-gun turrets and two single-gun turrets.
4 x 0.50 caliber (13mm) Browning heavy machine guns
1 x 21" (530mm) five-tube torpedo launcher (Mark IV torpedoes).
1 x Limbo anti-submarine mortar OR 1 x Sea Cat surface-to-air missile system.

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