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River Class Frigates


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(Barcoo,Barwon,Burdekin,Diamantina,Gascoyne,Hawkesbury,Lachlan,Macquarie). Laid down 1942–43, launched 1943–45; displacement 1420 tons; length 301.5 feet; beam 36.5 feet; speed 19–20 knots; armament 2 ×4-inch guns, 10 ×20-mm anti-aircraft guns (later Hedgehog anti-submarine weapons and depth-charge throwers).

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Subjects: Military History.


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