liberating their Red Sea regional areas from Italian forces was often so
profound that local rulers presented the Captain & ship's company
with rural gifts such as goats. Here sporting his ceremonial naval sword
, Harry welcomes one such official.
Games scenes of Sydney Harbour Bridge can't beat this of wartime HMAS
King George V
this Yangtze River gunboat, HMS
Mantis and her skipper are on the enlargement of the
discovered at Howden's old NZ family home Furneaux at Endeavour Inlet -
now a fine National Park resort.
by the Hobart's Walrus. Details on the
photo. Click the thumbnail.
holding reunion court on stripped HMAS Hobart's final hours in Sydney
Harbour before she's towed to Japan as ignominious scrap.
Armament: Eight 6 inch guns in pairs.
Eight 4 inch anti-aircraft guns in pairs and twelve 0.5 inch machine
guns in fours. Eight 21 inch torpedo tubes in pairs and 1 aircraft.
caused by the torpedo strike.
Hobart in dry
dock, undergoing repairs after being torpedoed.
Hobart 1944 by Brian Wood
Ahead" by Randall Wilson
H.M.A.S Hobart glides past Mount Fuji
for the surrender ceremony with USS Missouri in the Background. Tokyo
sea. Salvage operation underway following the crashing of the cruiser
HMAS Hobart's plane, a Seagull V (A2-1), into the side of the ship after
the aircraft had landed on the water. Note the aircraft's damaged left
wing. (Original print housed in the AWM Archive Store) (Donor N.
The Seagull in
happier times, flying over "mother".
sea. BORNEO Area. 22 June 1945. Lieutenant Commander F N COOK, RAN,
Commander of HMAS HOBART.