Flying Officer John G. Gorton (indicated by the arrow), later Prime Minister of Australia, among ...

Units
Accession Number 126196
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Unknown
Place made At sea
Date made 12 February 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Flying Officer John G. Gorton (indicated by the arrow), later Prime Minister of Australia, among survivors from the torpedoed Merchant Ship SS Derrymore (4,799 tons) who are being taken aboard HMAS Ballarat. The survivors, numbering 215, included 189 British Airmen.