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Name: SYDNEY
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 08/07/1933
Launched: 22/09/1934
Completed: 24/09/1935
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1487
Dimensions: 6701disp - 8940disp, 530.0 x 56.7 x 15.8(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR Geared, 72000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 32.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 4 x 2 x 6.0ins, 4 x 1 x 4.0ins QF, 3 x 4 x 0.5ins guns; 2 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes
History:
24/09/1935 Royal Australian Navy
19/11/1941 Sank
Comments: A member of the Modified Leander Class of light cruisers
Laid down as PHAETON for the British Royal Navy
19/11/1941: Sunk by German raider KORMORAN 500 miles N x W of Perth, WA
No survivors from her crew of 682


Above photo copyright of Allan C Green

Above photo copyright of Allan C Green

Above photo copyright of Allan C Green

Above photo copyright of Allan C Green

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