Dr Ian Pfennigwerth: Australia’s Tribal Class Destroyers

Posted on: Mon 14 Dec 2020

They were the Aussie warships that looked like warships with a capital “W”.  They looked spectacular.  Renowned Naval Historian, retired RAN Captain Ian Pfennigwerth takes Listeners on a voyage of discovery about these magnificent looking ships…  how Australia came to acquire them and why…   their shortcomings and their strengths…  their wartime service…  and more, with a focus on HMAS Arunta…  named for the Arrernte Aboriginal people of Central Australia.

Image: HMAS Arunta on commissioning.

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