The shape of ships to come (Sentinel)

Accession Number F10280
Collection type Film
Measurement 12 min 14 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/Colour/sound
Maker Scheldrup, Don
Defence Public Relations (DPR)
Scheldrup, Don
Place made At sea
Date made February 1982
Access Open
Conflict Period 1980-1989
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

HMAS Adelaide is a new breed of ship in the destroyer class. The guided missile frigates bring an impressive array of firsts to the Royal Australian Navy. It is the first Australian warship to be fitted with gas turbine engines, the first Australian destroyer with helicopter carrying capabilities and the first Australian vessel to be equipped with the deadly Harpoon anti-ship over the horizon missile .

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