Breech closing gear and lever and pawl latch, HMAS Australia, metal, made by John Brown & Co Ltd, [Australia / Great Britain], 1911-1924

Made 1911-1924

The closing gear and lever were part of one of the guns that made up the armament of HMAS Australia (1913-1924). HMAS Australia was an Indefatigable Battle Cruiser built by John Brown & Co Ltd in Scotland and was launched in 1911. Australia was commissioned at Portsmouth in 1913 and sailed to Sydney as Flagship and lead the newly formed Australian Fleet Unit into Port Jackson for the first time. When World War 1 broke out HMAS Australia was assigned the role of operating as counter to the German...

Summary

2005/119/1
(1) Gear and lever made out of metal (marked "455") and (2) pawl latch made out of metal (marked "456")

Production

1911-1924

Source

Gift of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 1981

Cite this Object

Breech closing gear and lever and pawl latch, HMAS Australia, metal, made by John Brown & Co Ltd, [Australia / Great Britain], 1911-1924 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 29 March 2017, <https://ma.as/76014>
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