HMAS AUSTRALIA

HMAS AUSTRALIA
built by John Brown Clydebank,
Yard No 402

Propulsion: steam, 44,000 hp, 25 knots
Launched: Wednesday, 25/10/1911
Built: 1911
Ship Type: Battlecruiser
Tonnage: 18800 tons displ
Length: 590 feet
Breadth: 80 feet
Draught: 30 feet max
Owner History:
Royal Australian Navy
Status: Sunk - 12/04/1924
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Remarks: AUSTRALIA was decommissioned on 12 December 1921. To comply with the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, which provided for a reduction in naval strengths, AUSTRALIA was scrapped less than 2 years later. She was towed to sea by tugs and sunk along with her main armament in position 95 degrees, 24 miles from Inner South Head, Sydney, on 12 April 1924.
Additional data by Paul Strathdee
Previous update by Colin Campbell
Photo supplied by John Ward
McQuaid on above page

Last updated: by Bruce Biddulph from the original records by Stuart Cameron




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