Skeleton of a 'Fairmile'

Unit RAN Fairmile motor launches
Accession Number ART21363
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 44.6 x 58.4 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description coloured crayons with watercolour on paper
Maker Curtis, R Emerson
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Ryde
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Prefabricated bulkheads and partially built hull of Fairmile motor torpedo boat at Halvorsen's Yard, River, Ryde (to be used by RAAF for air-sea rescue) In the background is the ribbed hull of a Fairmile. Her sides will be sheathed in a waterproof plywood skin. All the craft are of timber construction and range from Fairmile motor launches to fast supply boats and search and rescue launches for the RAAF.