INDIAN OCEAN. 1942-03-04. STARBOARD QUARTER VIEW OF THE DESTROYER HMAS VAMPIRE (I) (I68) WHILE ...

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Place Oceans: Indian Ocean
Accession Number 301604
Collection type Photograph
Object type Acetate, Silver Gelatin
Physical description Acetate, Silver Gelatin
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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INDIAN OCEAN. 1942-03-04. STARBOARD QUARTER VIEW OF THE DESTROYER HMAS VAMPIRE (I) (I68) WHILE ESCORTING TROOP CONVOY SU1 (NOT IN SIGHT) WITH AUSTRALIAN SERVICEMEN BOUND FROM THE MIDDLE EAST TO AUSTRALIA. SHE WEARS A CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN OF THREE SHADES OF GREY. HER SEARCHLIGHT PLATFORM HAS BEEN MOVED TO A POSITION BETWEEN THE FUNNELS. IT HAS BEEN REPLACED IN ITS FORMER POSITION, AND THAT OF THE AFTER TORPEDO TUBES, BY A PLATFORM FOR TWO SINGLE 2 POUNDER AA GUNS. (NAVAL HISTORICAL COLLECTION)