|Place made||Australia: Northern Territory, Darwin|
|Date made||19 February 1942|
Second World War, 1939-1945
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An unidentified sailor on board HMAS Platypus watches smoke bollowing from MV Neptuna after she ...
An unidentified sailor on board HMAS Platypus watches smoke bollowing from MV Neptuna after she was destroyed during the first Japanese air raid on Darwin. Forty five of the crew died as bombs exploded in the saloon and engine room setting her on fire. As the crew prepared to abandon her, 200 tons of depth charges exploded before they had all reached safety, showering the harbour with debris and sending flames and smoke 100 metres into the air.
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- Smoke billowing from a floating dock (left) and MV Zealandia (right) after she was attacked by ...
- Smoke billowing from MV Zealandia (right) after she was attacked by Japanese aircraft during the ...
- Lifeboats from MV Zealandia row towards shore after the ship was destroyed during the first ...