australian HMAS Swordsman (H 11) (+1939)
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nationality australian
purpose war
type destroyer
subtype/class Admiralty S class destroyer
Admiralty S class destroyer Stronghold HMS (H50) (+1942)
propulsion steam turbine
date built 1918
weight (tons) 1075  surface displacement  [*]
dimensions 84.1 x 8.1 x 3.3 m
material steel [*]
engine 2 steam Brown & Curtis turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers
armament 3 x QF 4-inch Mk IV guns 1 x 2-pounder pom-pom 2 x 9.5-inch howitzers 5 x .303-inch machine guns 2 x twin 21-inch torpedo tube sets 2 depth charge throwers 4 depth charge chutes
power 27000  s.h.p.
speed 36  knots
yard no. 492
about the loss
cause lost scuttled
date lost 08/02/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Scott Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. - John & Robert Scott, Greenock
last owner
[1]Penguin Pty Ltd.
HMAS Swordsman (H 11) (+1939)
period 1937 ~ 1939
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[2]Australian Royal Navy
HMAS Swordsman
period 1919 ~ 1937
[3]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMS Swordsman
period 1918 ~ 1919
complement 90 [*]
about the wreck
depth (m.)
war grave
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 14/05/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 27/01/2013

[*] means that the value was inherited from Stronghold HMS (H50) (+1942), the reference for Admiralty S class destroyer.
Lettens Jan14/05/2008
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Allen Tony27/01/2013HMAS Swordsman (H11) was paid off into the reserve fleet on the 21st December 1929. She was sold for ship breaking on the 4th June 1937 to Penguins Ltd.
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Lettens Jan14/05/2008Swordsman HMAS; Destroyer; 1075 tons; 84.1x8.1x3.3 m.; Owned by Penguin Pty Ltd.; Built at Scotts in 1918.

On 08 February 1939, Swordsman HMAS was on voyage from Sydney when she was scuttled off Sydney, Disposal Area.
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