HMAS Perth Art Print

HMAS Perth Art Print

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One of a series of brilliant high quality pencil sketched prints on heavy art paper of Royal Australian and Royal New Zealand Navy ships and boats plus other military subjects by renowned artist Darryl White. Pictured is DDG 38 HMAS Perth a Perth (Charles F Adams) Class Destroyer of the RAN, said to be ‘one of the last few great destroyers.’ You can see a framed example idea below right. Australia had three of these; HMAS Hobart (1965), HMAS Perth (1965) and HMAS Brisbane (1967). The Perth Class guided missile destroyers (DDG) were regarded as among the most capable fleet units to serve the RAN. The last Perth Class, HMAS Brisbane, de-commissioned in 2001.

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One of a series of brilliant high quality pencil sketched prints on heavy art paper of Royal Australian and Royal New Zealand Navy ships and boats plus other military subjects by renowned artist Darryl White. Pictured is DDG 38 HMAS Perth a Perth (Charles F Adams) Class Destroyer of the RAN, said to be ‘one of the last few great destroyers.’ You can see a framed example idea below right. Australia had three of these; HMAS Hobart (1965), HMAS Perth (1965) and HMAS Brisbane (1967). The Perth Class guided missile destroyers (DDG) were regarded as among the most capable fleet units to serve the RAN. The last Perth Class, HMAS Brisbane, de-commissioned in 2001.

hmasperth sample - HMAS Perth Art PrintAlthough the main task of the DDGs was air defence, they also possessed significant surface gunnery capabilities. The air defence system was based on the Standard missile (still used by Adelaide Class frigates) and its associated high definition radars, with the missile launcher located near the stern. Supporting the ship’s onboard missile system were two five inch (127 mm) automatic rapid fire guns, machine guns, two sets of anti-submarine homing torpedoes and for self defence, a pair of Vulcan Phalanx close-in weapon systems.

During the 1970s the three DDGs received weapon systems updates including modern data links and computerised data systems. All ships subsequently undertook further modernisation to enable them to remain in frontline service until the end of the twentieth century. The modernisation featured a new RAN designed communication system, fitting of a chaff decoy system to confuse incoming missiles, an improved Naval Combat Data System, upgraded gunnery and radars and a capability to launch the Harpoon anti-ship missile. The DDGs all possessed comprehensive command and control facilities.

The Perth had a displacement of 4900 tonnes, she was 133.2 metres/437 feet long with a beam of 14.3 metres/43 feet. Crusing speed was 30 knots + powered by 2 GE geared steam turbines, driving two shafts and producing 70000 shaft horsepower. The ship’s keel was laid Down on 21 September 1962 and she was launched on 26 September 1963. As armament she carried 2 x Mk42 Mod 10 5″/54 calibre single gun mounts, 6 x Mk32 Mod 5 Torpedo tubes with Mk46 torpedoes, 1 x Tartar/Single Mk 13 Mod 5/6 missile launcher, with Harpoon & Standard (SM-1) missiles and 2 x Ikara missile launchers. Surveillance was 975 Navigation Radar, AN/SPS-10 AN/SPS-67 (V)1 Surface Search Radar, AN/SPS-40C Long Range Air Warning Radar, AN/SPS-52C 3-D Air Warning Radar, AN/SPG-53F Gunnery Fire Control Radar, 2 x AN/SPG-51C/D Missile Fire Control Radar sets, IFF Interrogator (2) and Transponder, and AN/SQS-23K/L Hull Mounted Sonar. She was commissioned with her Australian crew on 17 July 1965 at Boston, Massachusetts USA. Ship’s company was 333 – 21 Officers,312 Sailors. She was decommissioned on Friday 15 October 1999 and now lies as dive wreck off Albany, Western Australia.

All three ships saw service in the Vietnam conflict, with HMAS Brisbane also undertaking duties in support of UN operations against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, 1991. These highly detailed prints would be a striking feature of any ward room, mess, study or den, offices, or the hall or bar wall of an ESO. Each print is a faithful reproduction of the original graphite pencil drawing with amazing detail and measures 65cm wide x 45cm deep including a white border area with details.

Quality prints in this series include;

  • HMAS Anzac F150
  • HMAS Canberra FFG02
  • HMAS Perth DDG38
  • HMAS Hobart DDG39
  • HMAS Brisbane DDG41
  • HMAS Melbourne R21
  • HMAS Sydney A214 Vung Tau Ferry
  • HMAS Vampire D11
  • HMAS Newcastle FFG06 and HMAS Adelaide FFG01 (Jackstay)
  • HMNZS Waikato F55
  • USS John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier
  • Lancaster Bomber
  • USAF B17 BomberAll prints are the same size. To order your print, simply nominate the print subject listed above on the instructions part of your order at checkout.

    Prior to custom framing, your prints should be handled as infrequently as possible, by the edges only, and with clean dry hands. Just like you’d handle a CD. Carefully. They should be stored flat if possible, or in a sturdy tube and kept away from sunlight, water, damp environments, bright lights or any materials that contain acids of any kind. Be very careful not to crease the prints when unrolling or handling them. Always unroll onto a clean, flat surface. If you’re at all in doubt; keep the print in its shipping container and let your custom framer open it.

    Never place a print in direct sunlight at any time. Make sure your framer ONLY uses non-acid materials.

    Custom Heritage Picture Framing

    Our Masterpiece Custom Framing Service is available to compliment your fine art purchase with absolute precision. Museum quality picture frame mouldings are hand selected and crafted by CQMS, and we use only the best materials available at an affordable price.

    Your art prints and original art will provide you a lifetime of enjoyment if you take the time and effort to protect and hang them properly. Make sure your art is displayed at its best. You can order any picture completely framed – pack and freight is approximately $40.00 with this option and will be added to your charge. Or if you have art, badges or medals that need framing, we’ll take care of it for you!

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