HMAS Maranoa (Mon 1926+)


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Same design as the Echidna class, the only difference being these ships were fitted with the twin 10" from the demilitirisation of the Otago pre-dreadnought.

See Echidna.


Displacement 6400 tons std, 8,100 tons full load
Length 330 ft
Breadth 79 ft
Draught 12 ft
Machinery 2 shaft steam turbines, 9,000shp
Speed 17 knots
Range 3500 miles at 12 knots
Armour 4" side, 3" deck, 11" turret.
Armament 2 x 10 " (1x2)

4 x 4" (4x1)

4 x 2pd (1x4)

8 x 20mm (1x2 6x1)

Aircraft nil
Torpedoes nil
Complement 320
Notes HMAS Maranoa 1926

HMAS Crocodile 1931


The Triumph class ship Otago provided the Navy with guns for two monitors and 2 cruisers (see Dunedin).


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