Allied Warships

Light cruisers

Modified Leander class

3 ships

The light cruiser HMAS Sydney (D 48) of the Royal Australian Navy. She was lost on 19 Nov 1941.

Technical information

TypeLight cruiser
Displacement6830 BRT 
Length562 feet 
Complement570 men 
Armament8 6" guns (4x2)
8 4" AA guns (4x2)
12 .5" AA (3x4)
8 21" torpedo tubes (2x4)
1 aircraft
1 catapult 
Max speed32.5 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Power72000 SHP 
Notes on class 

All ships of the Modified Leander class

Royal Australian Navy Royal Australian Navy (more on Royal Australian Navy)

HMAS Hobart (D 63)
HMAS Perth (D 29) Lost on 1 Mar 1942
HMAS Sydney (D 48) Lost on 19 Nov 1941

3 Light cruisers of the Modified Leander class. 2 of them were lost.

Full wartime service history on this vessel.

See all Light cruiser classes.

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