Aerial starboard side view of the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne (II) (R21) and the destroyers ...

Units
Accession Number 301014
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Naval Historical Collection
Place made At sea
Date made c. 1959
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Aerial starboard side view of the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne (II) (R21) and the destroyers HMAS Vendetta (II) (D08) and Voyager (II) (D04). On the carrier's flight two Gannet anti submarine aircraft are spotted forward with another to port abreast the island. Three Sea Venom fighters are spotted aft of the island. A few years later in 1964, Voyager was sunk in a collision with the Melbourne.