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Defence Series No. 147 - For'ard double turrets of a 6 inch gun unit of the Australian fleet

Date: c 1940
Dimensions:
Overall: 140 x 87 mm
Medium: Photographic print on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Postcard
Object No: 00029627
Place Manufactured:Victoria

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    Description
    This black and white photographic postcard features a modified Leander class cruiser. The perspective of this photograph emphasises the dramatic symmetry and size of the ships forward double turrets and gun unit.

    Produced by the Rose Stereograph Company in Armadale, Victoria, this postcard is number 147 in a series of cards featuring Royal Australian Navy ships.
    SignificanceThis postcard is an interesting record of the promotion of the modified Leander class cruiser by the Royal Australian Navy. HMAS PERTH, HOBART and SYDNEY were the three Leander class ships that were modified and sold to the Royal Australian Navy. Their machinery and propulsion were organised in two separate units to allow the ships to continue to operate if one set were damaged.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: Defence Series No. 147 - For'ard double turrets of a 6 inch gun unit of the Australian fleet

    Web title: Forward double turrets of a modified Leander class cruiser

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