Preparing to tow the smuggling ship back into shore

Unit Royal Australian Navy
Place Middle East: Persian Gulf
Accession Number ART91783
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 28.4 x 38.2 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description charcoal on paper
Maker Churcher, Peter
Place made Persian Gulf
Date made 13 February 2002
Conflict Period 2000-2009
Afghanistan, 2001-
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Figures of men laying out rope ready to tow the smuggling ship when it comes alongside. Peter Churcher recalled, "In this drawing some of the crew are laying out the rope which will be used to tow the smuggling ship behind the HMAS Kanimbla. The smuggling ship is looming large behind in the background. The towing line had been connected to the front of the ship and once the towing line has been properly laid out the towing of the ship can commence".

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