Ex HMAS Perth II, Mk42 5in GunYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
The Mark 42 5”/54 caliber naval gun off the scuttled ex HMAS Perth II destroyer sunk off Albany, Western Australia.
Built in Michigan USA and built to the Charles F Adams class Destroyer design for the US Navy, the HMAS Perth II was laid down in 1963 and commissioned to the Royal Australian Navy in 1965, the Perth II sailed to Australia for the first time in March 1966. The Guided Missile Destroyer served the Royal Australian Navy for 34 years from 1965 to 1999, amongst its various deployments the HMAS Perth served the US Navy’s 7th Fleet throughout 3 tours to Vietnam in 1967 to 1971. The destroyer routinely joined the gunline firing in support of ground troops, firing a total of 30,711 five inch shells during her three deployments, and came under fire from coastal batteries five times during her time in the war zone. www.divingwawrecks.com