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HMAS Sydney


Light Cruiser Warship (1913)


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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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Specifications



Service Year
1913

Origin
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Australia

Complement
375
PERSONNEL


Class
Town-class
Number-in-Class
21
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


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)


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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Offshore Bombardment
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Land-Attack
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Maritime Patrol
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Fleet Support
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.


Length
456.9 ft
139.26 m
Beam
49.9 ft
15.21 m
Draught
19.6 ft
5.97 m
Displacement
5,400
tons


Installed Power: 12 x Yarrow boilers feeding 2 x Parsons geared steam turbines driving power to 4 x Shafts.
Surface Speed
25.5 kts
(29.3 mph)
Range
4,779 nm
(5,500 mi | 8,851 km)


kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
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


Supported Types


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