Peshawar Lancers Redux; Australia and New Zealand

The Royal Hawaiian Navy had established an office in Melbourne to help oversee the construction of ships in Australia. The office also provided advise to the shipyard on the construction of vessels being built for the Royal Hawaiian Navy and for thethe Royal Australian or Royal New Zealand Navy.
The Aushaw Shipyard in Melbourne now had orders for two Battleships and three Battlecrusers which would keep the yard busy for at least 8 years. But the shipyard was already planning an expansion which would allow construction of smaller warships. AUSHAW Maritime was the name of the new Australian-Hawaiian company and it promised to be the largest shipyard in the Pacific.
With the reopening of Great Britain the Royal Navy was hoping to begin construction of several new capital ships there but there was a pressing need to replace the predreadnoughts and the British Admiralty turned to Aushaw Maritime to build some of the new ships. Two vessels of the new Iron Duke Class of Battleship would be built in the Melbourne Yard and a Royal Navy team would arrive to oversee the project and hold talks about building 2 even more powerful capital ships.
Australia by 1920 was still on a boom as the economy continued to grow .The same was true with New Zealand but there the growth was slowing. Indeed the United States and Canada as well as Europe was clearly seeing the climate return to normal. Great Britain was building its population back up as many who had fled to India or South Africa returned to the British Isles.
Australia was now less dependent upon Britain and had a greater capacity to produce stuff that had previously had to be imported. Indeed Both Australia and New Zealand were quite close to Hawaii and had begun to develop relations with the US.
There was a lot of development of the outback as the 20th century began. There was and Australian National Development which allowed the irrigation of the Western desert using the lakes that had been created by the Fall. By the 1920 there were quite a few ranches and farms in the region.
Aushaw Maritime managed to win all of the contracts to build warships for the Royal Australian Navy and it also won contracts for New Zealand and some Royal Navy ships. It was believed that once the British Government and a large part of the European population returned to Britain those contract would all but vanish. Still businesses in Hawaii and New Zealand were subcontractors for critical parts. Hawaii supplied the weapons and did a lot of the design work.
The 20th century saw continued economic growth in Australia and New Zealand. Australia and New Zealand with Hawaii continued working together on weapon systen. The Hawaiian were shifting a lot of Military production to Australia because of the need for more land to develop military aircraft.
Hawaii increasingly found it difficult to build the new large ships that the Royal Hawaiian Navy wanted After the building of the Nuclear aircraft carrier caused a great strain on the resources a decision was made to build the other members of the class in Australia.
The result of all of this construction in Australia was that the Australian -Hawaiian ship building company AUSHAW gain experience in being able to do things allowing the Australians the option of having the ships built for the Royal Australian Navy.
In 1980 Australia purchased the aircraft carrier King Kamehameha III from the Royal Australian Navy. The Australians were expecting to receive the new Nuclear carrier and had decided to sell the conventional carrier to the Australians for a bargain price. The ship was taken to the AUSNAW Shipyard in Sydney where it began a massive overhaul and modernization. The ship was renamed ANZAC. The yard at Sydney was a modern facility and the ANZAC project would be it first. It would take 5 years to rebuild the ship replacing the engines and all of the electronics.. The Hawaiians stood ready to advise on any problems. After five yearss the ship was ready to be commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy. Serving aboard it would be members of the Royal New Zealand Navy.
Australia, Hawaii and New Zealand had worked together to ensure that all three countries were strong enough to survive.
In the late 1970's MacDonald Douglas offered to sell Hawaii and Australia the F-15 Sea Eagle. It would be a Navalized version of the F-15. It would be less costly than the F-14 which was entering service with the USN and the Royal Hawaiian Navy.
In 1979 the Royal Hawaiian Navy and the Royal Australian Navy conducted a series of test in Australian waters using the F-15 Sea Eagle. The test went on for two years. Twelve aircraft were ordered from McDonald Douglas and a further 36 were ordered but the Royal Hawaiian Navy preferred the F-14.
The Royal Australian Navy operated the F-15 Sea Eagle from its carrier while the Hawaiians were using the F-14. The problem was that Australia woul need more F-15 Sea Eagles to replace aircraft lost through accidents, wear and tear and other mishaps. MacDonald Douglas offered to sell them additional aircraft but the cost was a little bit too high. Since the Hawaiian Government owned 30% of Grumman they could get a better deal purchasing the Tomcat.So eventually the Australians switched to the Tomcat acquiring some 90 planes.
Money would always be a consideration. The Fall had resulted in Australia increasing its population considerably and Hawaiian investments had allowed a major expansion of the Australian economy. The partnership between the three nations had served all of them quite well.
The AUSHAW shipyard had become a very busy one. The Yard now had contracts for 2 large warships and was also the builder of destroyers designed by the Royal Hawaiian Navy for the Hawaiian, Australian and New Zealand navies.
The Australian Navy wanted some changes to the design. This would result in taking longer to build the vessel but it would have protection against torpedoes .
Construction on the Guam proceeded but the Australian yard made some suggestions to the Hawaiian Naval office in Melbourne concerning improvements to the design. The Australian shipyard pointed out a changes that could help with torpedo protection. The Changes were approved.
The Australian Parliament approved a proposal by the government to build a second Light Battle Cruiser instead of a conventional heavy cruiser. The second ship would be named Canberra.