SYDNEY, NSW. C.1943. PORT BOW VIEW OF THE FRIGATE HMAS GASCOYNE. SHE IS ARMED WITH TWO 4 INCH ...

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Accession Number 300661
Collection type Photograph
Object type 4x5", Polyester, Silver Gelatin
Physical description 4x5", Polyester, Silver Gelatin
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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SYDNEY, NSW. C.1943. PORT BOW VIEW OF THE FRIGATE HMAS GASCOYNE. SHE IS ARMED WITH TWO 4 INCH MARK XVI GUNS ON MARK XX MOUNTINGS FORE AND AFT. THESE MOUNTINGS WERE UNIQUE TO AUSTRALIAN SHIPS. HER CLOSE RANGE ARMAMENT CONSISTS OF EIGHT 20 MM OERLIKON AA GUNS ON SINGLE MOUNTINGS IN THE BRIDGE WINGS, FORWARD OF THE BREAK OF THE FORECASTLE DECK AND ON THE QUARTERDECK. A HEDGEHOG ANTI SUBMARINE MORTAR IS MOUNTED AHEAD OF THE FORWARD 4 INCH GUN. TYPE 271 RADAR IS CARRIED IN THE LANTERN MOUNTED ABOVE THE BRIDGE AND A SC-1 RADAR IS AT THE FOREPEAK. NOTE THE SHIP'S CAMOUFLAGE SCHEME OF TWO SHADES OF GREY. THE PATTERN ON THE STARBOARD SIDE IS DIFFERENT. (NAVAL HISTORICAL COLLECTION)