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ID number 126196
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Unknown
Date made 12 February 1942
Physical description Black & white


Flying Officer John G. Gorton (indicated by the arrow), later Prime Minister of Australia, among survivors from the torpedoed Merchant Ship SS Derrymore (4,799 tons) who are being taken aboard HMAS Ballarat. The survivors, numbering 215, included 189 British Airmen.