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ID number 044819
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer White, Alan Wallace
Date made 14 October 1951
Physical description Black & white


HMAS Sydney in Korea Strait between Japan and Korea, after putting out from Sase Bo Harbour in order to minimise possible damage from Typhoon Ruth. The Sydney lost overboard one of the eighteen aircraft stored on deck, with major damage occurring to several others. Two full days were required to repair all the damage received and repairable within the capacity of the ship with three days elapsing before she was returned to full operational readiness. The accompanying support ship in the background is the RCN destroyer Athabaskan. (For images from original negatives see P05890.068 and P05890.069)