Operating ASDIC equipment (Sub Lieutenant Dudley Ross and Able Seaman Robert Stutsell)

Place Oceania: New Guinea
Accession Number ART22770
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 51 x 38.8 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description charcoal with sanguine conte crayon, heightened with white on paper
Maker Hodgkinson, Roy
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


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.