DARWIN, NT. 1942-02-19. SCENE DURING THE FIRST JAPANESE AIR RAID ON THE HARBOUR. THE NEPTUNIA, ...

Unit Transport ships
Place Oceania: Australia, Northern Territory, Darwin
Accession Number 134955
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

DARWIN, NT. 1942-02-19. SCENE DURING THE FIRST JAPANESE AIR RAID ON THE HARBOUR. THE NEPTUNIA, LOADED WITH AMMUNITION, HAS BLOWN UP AT THE WHARF. IN FRONT OF THE EXPLOSION THE TINY HMAS VIGILANT CARRIES OUT RESCUE WORK WHILST IN THE CENTRE BACKGROUND A FLOATING DOCK HOLDS KATOOMBA WHICH ESCAPED DAMAGE. IN THE RIGHT FOREGROUND IS ZEALANDIA, ANOTHER AMMUNITION SHIP, WHICH WAS SET AFIRE AND SUBSEQUENTLY SANK.