australian dlg project late 60s early 70s

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Looking through an old Janes I found a drawing of an Australian DLG design similar to the British Type 42s. I gather it would have filled the same role as the later OH Perry class. Anyone got more info and drawings?
 

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There have been threads on this topic at the Keypublishing forum and at Navweaps forum. Here are the plans in .pdf form.
 

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Many Thanks for the full drawings of the DLG and the links!

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Also from "Cockatoo Island Sydney's historic dockyard" by J. Jeremy
 

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The PDF file is great , does anyone have any of the dimensions? I saw a waterline length of 420 feet in Janes?
Would make a nice model.

Cheers in advance
 

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Conway's has an "Official Artist's Impression" of a "1966 Light Destroyer project", flush-decked, which looks as though it relates to the design as enlarged but before the redesign with a forecastle, as in the pdf.
Displacement 4200t normal, 5000t deep. 425'x48'x22'
2 shaft, 2 Olympus, 2 Tyne 50000shp 30kn range 6000miles at 18kn
1-5"/54DP (2x2)-35mm Emerlec; 2x3 12.75in Mk 32TT
1 SM-1A RIM-66A SAM; 6 SSMs 2 helicopters.(Lynx)
Three to be built at Williamstown, keels laid from 1975, ready 1980-1984. Cancelled by new Labour govt 1973.
No mention of Gibbs and Cox. Design by Y-ARD of Australia.
It had certainly grown a bit. Hardly the original light destroyer, dimensions in my earlier post.
 

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Hi,

you mean this artist impression, right. It still clearly resembles the Type 42 from which it was supposed to derived from.

AuDDGSheffield_DDL1.jpg


BTW, here is my take at the later design phase (before the break in the hull was added though):

AusDDGSheffield_DDL1AU.gif


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WI 1972 has a plan
 

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