HMAS Shropshire

Accession Number F01760
Collection type Film
Measurement 20 min 46 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Driver, Roy
Place made At sea, Netherlands East Indies: Dutch New Guinea, Humboldt Bay, Hollandia, Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, Bismarck Sea
Date made April 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


In April 1944 HMAS Shropshire, as a unit of Task Force 74, took part in escorting convoys up the coast of New Guinea and the bombardment of Hollandia and after the landing at Hollandia, escorting US aircraft carriers of Task Force 78 in the Solomon and Bismarck Sea areas. Gives a general outline of life aboard a cruiser. Commanding officer, Captain John Collins; Commander David Harries; Gunnery Officer Lieutenant-Commander Warwick Seymour Bracegirdle; John Dale of Mosman. Shots of United States Navy Grumman Avenger torpedeo bombers, HMAS Cowra, HMAS Warramunga.

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