australian HMAS Tasmania (+1939)
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nationality australian
purpose war
type destroyer
subtype/class S class destroyer (br.)
S class destroyer (br.) Swift HMS (G46) [+1944]
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 x Brown & Curtis Steam turbines, dual shaft, 2 screws, 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. 591
about the loss
cause lost scuttled
date lost 16/03/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
William Beardmore & Co. Ltd., Glasgow
last owner
[1]Penguin Pty Ltd.
HMAS Tasmania (+1939)
period 1937 ~ 1939
prev. owners
[2]Australian Royal Navy
HMAS Tasmania
period 1920 ~ 1928
[3]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMS Tasmania
period 1918 ~ 1919
complement 180~225 [*]
about the wreck
depth (m.)
war grave
entered by Jan Lettens
entered 14/05/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 07/04/2014

[*] means that the value was inherited from Swift HMS (G46) [+1944], the reference for S class destroyer (br.).
Jan Lettens14/05/2008
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Jan Lettens14/05/2008Tasmania HMAS; Destroyer; 1075 tons; 84.1x8.1x3.3 m.; Owned by Penguin Pty Ltd.(Ship Breakers); Built at Beardmore in 1918.

On 16 March 1939, Tasmania HMAS was on voyage from Sydney when she was scuttled off Sydney, Disposal Area.
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