AM18 'Airwave' (1943-1944)

Accession Number AWM2016.178.1
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm.
Object type Log book
Maker Various
Place made At sea, Australia, New Guinea: Papua New Guinea
Date made 1943-1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Collection relating to Australian Army vessel AM18 'Airwave', Australia and New Guinea, February 1943 - March 1944. Collection consists of one log book written initially by Warrant Officer 1st Class D Lamond, and later taken over by a Sergeant Rowse who assumed command of the vessel when Lamond was removed due to illness. Inside the logbook is also a delivery voucher dated 14 February 1944. The logbook describes conditions and activities at sea; provides information about slipping and maintenance; and details travel around New Guinea. Entries in the logbook cease on 21 March 1944, 7 days before the 'Airwave' was destroyed by fire on 28 March 1944.