[HMAS Stuart 1941: in the Mediterranean and voyage back to Australia] / Surgeon Commander T A McLean

Accession Number F03526
Collection type Film
Measurement 45 min 50 sec
Object type Home movie
Physical description 8mm standard/b&w
Maker Mclean, Trevor Alexander
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Australia: Western Australia, Perth, Ceylon: Colombo, Egypt: Alexandria, Egypt: North Egypt, Giza, Egypt: Suez Canal, Greece: Athens, Piraeus, Netherlands East Indies: Java, Batavia, North Africa: Libya, Cyrenaica, Bardia Area, Bardia, North Africa: Libya, Cyrenaica, Tobruk Area, Tobruk, North Africa: Western Desert, Western Desert (Egypt), Mersa Matruh
Date made 1941
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Tobruk January 1941, panoramas of the harbour taken from the shore - first from elevated position and then from sea level- shows warships and transport ships at anchor, black smoke and sunken ships. Lieutenant Norman Joseph Macdonald Teacher and Mr Frank Hector Redvers Ley. The Italian cruiser San Giorgio a ground in Tobruk Harbour. Tobruk some days later taken from HMAS Stuart. At sea with HMAS Voyager. Chico, HMAS Stuart's pet monkey having a bath on deck. One of Stuart's officers posing on deck for camera. Australian flag flying from HMAS Stuart's bow. Bardia 19 January 1941, pan of the shore line taken from HMAS Stuart. HMAS Stuart underway at sea. Sub-Lieutenant Harold Charles Eyers, Mr Edwards (Commander Engineer) and Warrant Writer Hugh Arthur Kilpatrick, Commander Engineer Walter Herbert Stanley Rands. Walter Rands in overalls. Bardia harbour taken from elevated position showing HMAS Stuart at anchor. HMAS Stuart's crew sightseeing in Bardia. British soldier driving a captured Italian Fiat/Spa TL/37 light artillery tractor. At sea with the Mediterranean Fleet - long shots of aircraft carrier and battleships. HMAS Stuart underway in rough seas shot taken of stern and then bow. At sea with the Australian destroyer flotilla, Benghazi harbour showing ships at anchor, transport ships and sunken vessels. A naval mine sinking with rifle fire. Pom Pom A/A gun firing. Leading Steward Martin "repels aircraft" with an insecticide spray pump. Sunderland flying boat takes off from Tobruk harbour. With the Mediterranean fleet, HMS Dainty replaces HMAS Stuart off Libyan Coast. Mr Ley and Petty Officer Arthur R Leary. At sea with the fleet. King's palace Alexandria. Giza, the Spinx and great pyramid. RAN officer on horseback infront of the pyramid. Leaving Giza. The banks of the Nile [accidental double exposure on these scenes]. Convoying to Greece. Piraeus. Commander Trevor McLean looking through binoculars A B Smith pointing behind his back. Alexandria Harbour. Olympic Stadium Athens. Mt Zeus. The Acropolis and Parthenon. Cruisers HMS Ajax and HMAS Perth. Battle of Cape Matapan shows HMAS Stuart hoisting signal flags, ships maneuvring and formations of Fairey Swordfish torpedo bombers flying over fleet. Firing of ship's guns at night. Leading Steward Leonard Andrewartha. Haifa harbour and sightseeing in town. Syrian coast. HMAS Stuart at sea with HMS Ajax. HMAS Stuart firing depth charges. Captain HML Waller RAN (later Captain of HMAS Perth and KIA Battle of the Java Sea) on the bridge. Mersa Matruh. HMS Latona on the Tobruk run. Air raid Alexandria. Swimming in Alexandria Harbour. Cricket at Alexandria Sports Ground, Leading Seaman Cummins dismissed. Air raid Alexandria. Sea front at Alexandria. Mohamet Ali Square Alexandria. Ramleh railway station, Alexandria. Mrs Polo Owen and baby. Lieut Commander Philipp Oliver Laelius Owen. Captain Hector Macdonald Laws Waller says goodbye to Lieut Peter Samuel Fullerton Hancox at Alexandria. Leaving Alexandria for home. Passing Royal Navy battleships HMS Warspite, HMS Valiant and HMS Barham. Suez Canal at Port Said. Statue of De Lesseps. Harbour Control Office, Port Said. Suez Canal. Ismaelia. Port Tewfik. Troopship City of Amsterdam passes HMAS Stuart near Suez. the Red Sea. Aden. Colombo. Singapore. Crossing the Line Ceremony Seaman Ian Wales. Batavia, September 1941. Perth, WA. Port Melbourne. Traralgon, Vic, Dot and Susan as a baby at Traralgon Sept 1941.

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