ID number ART22770
Title Operating ASDIC equipment (Sub Lieutenant Dudley Ross and Able Seaman Robert Stutsell)
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Hodgkinson, Roy
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1944
Medium charcoal with sanguine conte crayon, heightened with white on paper
Measurement sheet: 51 x 38.8 cm

Description

Anti-submarine equipment of HMAS ML426 (ML is motor launch) a ship built in Australia and known as the Fairmile. Sub Lieutenant Dudley Robin Ross, Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserves, on the right, is carrying out an attack on an enemy submarine using the ASDIC (Anti Submarine Detection Investigation Committee) equipment in the wheelhouse. On the left, S5176 Able Seaman Robert Myles John Stutsell is relaying the report through to the bridge and steering the Fairmile towards the indicated location of the submarine. Stutsell was trained for this work in England and also served with the Royal Navy.