Thursday, 25 May 2017

Building of Austrian cruiser HMAS Brisbane delayed to deficient navy yard at Cuckatoo, Australia according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1913-1914 no. 6

An item reported that the prime minister of the Australian Commonwealth stated that already 21.750.000 francs were spent for buying and establishing the naval arsenal at Cuckatoo, Australia. Further more that it was impossible was to built the cruiser Brisbane without a complete renewal of the instrument of the yard. The result was a delay in building this cruiser of 3 years and extraordinary expenses of 8.750.000 francs.(1)

1. Laid down at Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney, Australia on 25 January 1913, launched on 30 September 1915, commissioned on 31 October 1916 and sold to be broken up in 1936. Town-class subclass Chatham design light cruisers.