|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
|Place made||United Kingdom: Scotland, Firth of Forth|
|Date made||December 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Port side of the battle cruiser HMAS Australia, showing the searchlights in operation. In the ...
Port side of the battle cruiser HMAS Australia, showing the searchlights in operation. In the foreground is a two seater Sopwith 1 1/2 strutter biplane aircraft, which the ship carried on a platform above the port turret. The aircraft first took off from the ship on 4 April 1918 and again on 14 May 1918; this had not been done before with a two seater aircraft. (See EN0010, EN0011, EN0018.)