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HMAS Sydney

Light Cruiser Warship

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.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 8/7/2017
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Year: 1913
Ships-in-Class: 21
Named Ships: 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)
Complement: 375
Length: 456.9 ft (139.26 m)
Width: 49.9 ft (15.21 m)
Height: 19.6 ft (5.97 m)
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 kts (29 mph)
Range: 4,779 nm (5,500 miles; 8,851 km)
Operators: Australia


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).
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