HMAS Melbourne 1962 / Lieutenant Commander F T Lane

Accession Number F00259
Collection type Film
Measurement 7 min 24 sec
Object type Home movie
Physical description 8mm standard/colour (Kodachrome)/silent
Maker Lane, F T
Place made China: Hong Kong, Philippines: Luzon, Manila, South China Sea
Date made 1962
Access Open
Conflict Period 1960-1969
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

South China Sea 1962. RAN destroyer conducting an anti-aircraft shoot astern of the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne. Flight Deck operations on Melbourne showing Sea Venom jet fighters and Gannet turboprop anti-submarine aircraft. Island and reefs filmed from about 20,000 feet altitude in March 1962. Flight deck operations showing Sea Venoms in March 1962. Hong Kong. USN Liberty ship in Manila Harbour April 1962. Signals platform from flight deck . Launch of RAN Sycamore helicopter. Gannets starting April 1962. Flyco from Flight deck. Rough seas, a possibly Typhoon Alice off Hong Kong. View of seas from starboard weather deck and then from quarterdeck. HMAS Melbourne flight deck and dockside. Three inch rocket projectile practice. Sea Venoms on splash target towed by Melbourne. Foxtrot close-up. Gannets landing on HMAS Melbourne. Gannet launch and taxy and launch filmed from Sea Venom cockpit. Indian Ocean, refuelling at sea ships in company - possibly HMS Victorious. Sycamore launch from HMAS Melbourne.

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