OFF WEST AFRICA. 1940-09-20. THE CRUISER HMAS AUSTRALIA (FOREGROUND) ESCORTS THE VICHY FRENCH CRUISER GLOIRE TOWARDS CASABLANCA TO ENSURE THAT SHE DID NOT REINFORCE THE FRENCH FORCE AT DAKAR PRIOR ...
ID number305255
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white
Physical descriptionBlack & white
DescriptionOFF WEST AFRICA. 1940-09-20. THE CRUISER HMAS AUSTRALIA (FOREGROUND) ESCORTS THE VICHY FRENCH CRUISER GLOIRE TOWARDS CASABLANCA TO ENSURE THAT SHE DID NOT REINFORCE THE FRENCH FORCE AT DAKAR PRIOR TO OPERATION MENACE, THEN IMMINENT. A LOIRE 130 AIRCRAFT RESTS ON THE CATAPULT FITTED TO THE CROWN OF THE FRENCH CRUISER'S AFTER 6 INCH GUN TURRET. PART OF ANOTHER CAN BE JUST MADE OUT IN THE HALF OPEN HANGAR IN THE AFTER END OF THE SUPERSTRUCTURE. NOTE THE RANGE CLOCK ON THE MAINMAST. (NAVAL HISTORICAL COLLECTION).