Starboard bow view of the Landing Ship, Infantry (LSI) HMAS Westralia (I)(C61). Landing Craft, ...

Accession Number 018570
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white, Landscape
Physical description Black & white, Landscape
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 3 July 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Starboard bow view of the Landing Ship, Infantry (LSI) HMAS Westralia (I)(C61). Landing Craft, Vehicle-Personnel (LCVP) are stowed aboard the ship and slung from the Davits. The single 6 inch gun mounted on the stern has been replaced by a 4 inch gun as have the two 3 inch AA (anti-aircraft) guns at the end of the superstructures. Single 20mm Oerlikon AA guns can be seen at the bow and the bridge wings, abreast and abaft the funnel and abreast the deckhouse aft. A type 271 radar lantern is mounted on the forward superstructure. Sampson posts have been stepped on the superstructure and a mainmast aft. All masts have been fitted with derricks to handle the landing craft.

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