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Defence Series No. 150 - Looking astern into the mouths of 6 inch guns of an Australian Cruiser while the double turrets seem to rise almost as high as the bridge

Date: c 1940
Dimensions:
Overall: 87 x 140 mm
Medium: Photographic print on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Postcard
Object No: 00029628
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    Description
    This black and white photographic postcard features a modified Leander class cruiser of the Royal Australian Navy. The focus of the image is on the ships 6 inch guns.

    Produced by the Rose Stereograph Company in Armadale, Victoria, this postcard is number 150 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. 150 - Looking astern into the mouths of 6 inch guns of an Australian Cruiser while the double turrets seem to rise almost as high as the bridge

    Web title: Double gun turrets of a modified Leander class cruiser

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