DDL model unveiled

Unit RAN Frigates
Accession Number F11216
Collection type Film
Measurement 53 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Place made Australia
Date made 15 August 1972
Access Open
Conflict Period 1970-1979
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

RAN Captain and Commodore examining a model of the Australian designed DDL (Light) frigate. The DDL project was approved in 1972 but latter cancelled in August 1973 after a government review found it would be too expensive. The cancellation led to the purchase of US FFG-7 Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigates which were known in Australian service as the Adelaide class .

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