Fennessy, Richard Gerard (Instructor Captain, b.1910 - d.1985), DSC

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Accession Number PR04029
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Memoir, Transcript
Maker Fennessy, Richard Gerard
Date made 1938-1945; 1988
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Memoir written by Instructor Captain Richard G Fennessy DSC, who served with the Royal Australian Navy on HMAS Nestor (1941-1942) and at HMAS Harman during the Second World War. The memoir concerns the events surrounding the mutiny on HMS Nestor and Courts Martial of Lieutenant Commander Henry Cooper and Commander Stewart on HMS Tyne in 1941. Also recounted is an attack on HMS Nestor by torpedo bombers and high level bomber aircraft 23 July 1941 while the ship was in the Mediterranean, south of Sardinia.