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Re: HMAS Vampire and Vendetta
IFVampire had quad tubes it must have been fitted during her refit at Singapore shortly before being sunk, Vendetta does not seem to have a quad pompom in a sept44 picture in the book SCRAP IRON DESTROYERS BYLIND AND PAYNE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA! the pics are photocopy quality!
i will also plug the WSS GRAND FLEET DESTROYERS BOOK. part 1 includes the VWs!
I am researching the Australian "Scrap Iron Flotilla" with a view to converting a bunch of surplus Navis VW DD models to some of its members. But I have run into an inconsistency in armament for the two ships mentioned. Some sources say Vampire mounted quad torpedo tube sets later in her career. Similarly, some sources say Vendetta shipped a quad 2-pounder pompom mount. I have been unable to locate any pictures verifying either modification. Does anyone know if either of these is true and, if so, how they were mounted? Thanks in advance....