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HMAS Sydney

Light Cruiser Warship

HMAS Sydney

Light Cruiser Warship

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
SHIPS-IN-CLASS
ARMAMENT
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



HMAS Sydney and her crew were credited with the defeat of the troublesome German cruiser SMS Emden in the early-going of World War 1.
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ORIGIN: Australia
YEAR: 1913
SHIP CLASS: Town-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (21): HMS Bristol; HMS Glasgow; HMS Gloucester; HMS Liverpool; HMS Newcastle; HMS Weymouth; HMS Yarmouth; HMS Falmouth; HMS Dartmouth; HMS Chatham; HMS Dublin; HMS Southampton; HMAS Melbourne; HMAS Sydney; HMAS Brisbane; HMS Birmingham; HMS Nottingham; HMS Lowestoft; HMAS Adelaide; Antinavarchos Kountouriotis (HMS Birkenhead); Lambros Katsonis (HMS Chester)
OPERATORS: Australia
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base HMAS Sydney design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 375
LENGTH: 456.9 feet (139.26 meters)
BEAM: 49.9 feet (15.21 meters)
DRAUGHT: 19.6 feet (5.97 meters)
DISPLACEMENT (SURFACE): 5,400 tons
PROPULSION: 12 x Yarrow boilers feeding 2 x Parsons geared steam turbines driving power to 4 x Shafts.
SPEED (SURFACE): 25.5 knots (29 miles-per-hour)
RANGE: 4,779 nautical miles (5,500 miles; 8,851 kilometers)
ARMAMENT



8 x 6" (152mm) BL Mk XI main guns
1 x 3" (76mm) Anti-Aircraft (AA) gun
1 x 12-pounder (76mm) 8-cwt field gun
2 x 21" (530mm) torpedo tubes
2 x Depth Charge dispensers
10 x 0.30 caliber machine guns
4 x 3-pounder (47mm) salute guns
AIR WING



1 x Sopwith Pup biplane aircraft (recoverable).




MEDIA