United States of America Liberty Ship 'Starr King' sinks off Port Macquarie, NSW after being ...

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Accession Number 128144
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker RAAF Official photograph
Date made 10 February 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

United States of America Liberty Ship 'Starr King' sinks off Port Macquarie, NSW after being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. During the six months after 18 January 1943, Japanese attacked 21 Allied ships totalling 109,651 tons off the East Coast of Australia and ships totalling 50,022 tons were sunk.