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HMAS Perth (HMS Amphion)

Sydney Class Light Cruiser

pre-war at Capetown when still HMS Amphion
pre-war at Capetown when still HMS Amphion
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Built by Portsmouth Dockyard. Laid Down 26 June 1933.

Launched 27 July 1934. Completed 6 July 1936.

Transferred to the RAN before the outbreak of war.

Sunk by 4 torpedoes, 1 March 1942 Banten Bay Java, night action with Mikuma, Mogami and destroyers, after surviving Battle of the Java sea.

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pre-war
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New York 1939
New York 1939
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possibly New York 1939
possibly New York 1939
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April - May 1940, returning to Sydney harbour from her first war patrol in the Caribbean. Shark Island and Rose Bay in the background. The funnel baffles were fitted on the Jamaica station in September 1939. Attribution with thanks to Adrian F.
April - May 1940, returning to Sydney harbour from her first war patrol in the Caribbean. Shark Island and Rose Bay in the background. The funnel baffles were fitted on the Jamaica station in September 1939. Attribution with thanks to Adrian F.
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1940
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Perth, 1940 - 1941
Perth, 1940 - 1941
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March-July 1941: Perth in the Mediterranean, with a 7th Cruiser Squadron sister ship ahead
March-July 1941: Perth in the Mediterranean, with a 7th Cruiser Squadron sister ship ahead
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1942, rangefinder baffles on the funnels
1942, rangefinder baffles on the funnels
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Feb 1942, taken the day before she was sunk
Feb 1942, taken the day before she was sunk
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