HMAS Sydney in Korean waters, 1951-52

Accession Number ART28077
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 121.9 x 182.9 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Honisett, Ray
Place made Australia: Victoria, Kallista
Date made 1973-1975
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

The HMAS Sydney in Korean waters launching Hawker Sea Fury fighters. The HMAS Sydney is flanked on either sides by her destroyer escorts HMAS Tobruk, and HMCS Sioux. A rescue helicopter is hovering above the Sydney. HMAS Sydney joined United Nations forces in Korean waters in October 1951. The Sydneys' role consisted predominantly of direct attacks on ground targets and assistance to ground operations. Sydney can be seen here launching Hawker Sea Fury fighters from the Nos. 805 and 808 Squadrons with Fairey Firefly on deck.