Lieutenant Commander Maxwell Henry Shean DSO and Bar RANR (Rtd) as a seaman officer attached to the Royal Navy, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans 1942-1945, interviewed by Dr Daniel Oakman

Accession Number S02804
Collection type Sound
Object type Oral history
Physical description 1/4 inch sound tape reel; BASF SM 468; 15 ips/38 cm.s; stereo; 10 inch NAB
Maker Shean, Maxwell Henry
Oakman, Daniel
Australian War Memorial
Preston, Lenny
Shean, Maxwell Henry
Date made 4 October 2002
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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Description

Maxwell Shean discusses his education and family background, joining the Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve as sublieutenant, training in anti-submarine warfare at HMAS Rushcutter; appointment to HMS Bluebell in the Atlantic Ocean; joining the Royal Navy Midget submarine (X-Craft) 14th Flotilla at its inception; design features of the X-Craft, his paricipation in a midget submarine attack at Bergen (?) 14 April 1944. Cutting the commerative cable belwo Singapore and Saigon near the middle of the Mekong River. Discharge at the end of the war, completion of Bachelor of Engineering degree at the University of Western Australia. Joining the RANR as engineer lieutenant and retirement in 1956 as Lieutenant Commander.

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