|This is the story of a
highly successful Australian cruiser, HMAS Hobart (formerly HMS
It is a story untold because she was
successful. We seem to fill our history books with and direct our
interest towards the unfortunate boats. The ones that sink or disappear.
Their story is vitally important but just as we mourn our losses so too
should we celebrate our successes. Hobart and Howden allow us to do
These pages tell the Hobart/Howden
story from the view-point of Dr Pat Howden of Queensland, who is the son
of Hobart's skipper. I will get out of the way and let him tell it.
I will say, in leaving, that I am
happy to have been able to help with the presentation of this
fascinating part of Australia's Naval History,
Ted Harris Webmaster.
|Most other wording
for the section about Hobart supplied by Dr Pat ffyske Howden, BackYard TEch, Cone St, Macleay Island
Q 4184 Australia. Tel /fax: (07) 34095100