First convoy in the Indian Ocean

Accession Number ART27542
Collection type Art
Measurement Framed: 156.7 cm x 309.7 cm x 12 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Norton, Frank
Place made Australia: Western Australia, Perth
Date made 1960
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


HMAS Australia and HMAS Canberra (Flagship) parting company with the First Australian Convoy approximately 61/4 hours from Fremantle. Convoy consisted of 11 troopships carrying 6th Division of 2 Australian Imperial Force and New Zealand troops being farewelled by escorts of the British battleship HMS Ramillies and the Australian cruisers HMA Ship's Australia and Canberra. l-r: Starboard of HMAS Canberra; Empress of Japan, Empress of Canada, HMT Orcades, HMT Rangitata, (Centre line) Orion, Orford, Dunera II, (Port Line) and Strathaird, Strathnaver, Otranto, and Sobieski (Royal Navy then escorted convoy to - ships not shown)