STARBOARD BOW VIEW OF THE AUSTRALIAN COASTAL PASSENGER CARGO VESSEL MAMUTU WHICH TOOK PART IN A ...

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Accession Number 303576
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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STARBOARD BOW VIEW OF THE AUSTRALIAN COASTAL PASSENGER CARGO VESSEL MAMUTU WHICH TOOK PART IN A SHUTTLE SERVICE OF SMALL COASTERS SET UP IN 1942-03 TO OPERATE BETWEEN CAIRNS AND DARWIN. ON 1942-08-07 SHE WAS SUNK IN THE GULF OF PAPUA BY THE JAPANESE SUBMARINE RO-33 WITH HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE OCCASIONED BY THE MACHINE GUNNING OF THE SURVIVORS. (NAVAL HISTORICAL COLLECTION)