1956-05. AERIAL STERN VIEW OF THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMAS MELBOURNE (II) ON HER DELIVERY VOYAGE. ...

Accession Number 301021
Collection type Photograph
Object type 4x5", Acetate, Silver Gelatin
Physical description 4x5", Acetate, Silver Gelatin
Conflict Period 1950-1959
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1956-05. AERIAL STERN VIEW OF THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMAS MELBOURNE (II) ON HER DELIVERY VOYAGE. SHE IS FOLLOWING HMAS SYDNEY (III). SEA VENOM AIRCRAFT ON THE FORE DECK AND GANNET AIRCRAFT ON THE AFT DECK ARE BEING TRANSPORTED AS DECK CARGO. NOTE THE TWIN 40 MM BOFORS MARK 5 AA GUNS, THEIR CLOSE RANGE BLIND FIRE DIRECTORS AND THE MIRROR LANDING GEAR ALL SPONSONED OUT FROM HER PORT SIDE. HER RADIO AERIAL BOOMS ARE IN THE VERTICAL POSITION. (NAVAL HISTORICAL COLLECTION)