|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 120 safety base|
RAN Public Relations
|Place made||At sea|
|Date made||c November 1969|
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During the Vietnam War, RAN Daring class destroyer HMAS Duchess (D154) has been serving as an ...
During the Vietnam War, RAN Daring class destroyer HMAS Duchess (D154) has been serving as an escort to troop transports. On a voyage to join the Commonwealth Strategic Reserve, crew members are fusing 4.5 inch shells. Left to right: R93440 Petty Officer Quartermaster Gunner (POQMG) Rodney Noramn (Rod) Hawke, of Bracknell, Tas; R103428 Able Seaman Weapons Mechanic (ABWM) Dennis Arthur Aldridge, of Enfield, NSW; and R64861 Able Seaman Underwater Weapons (ABUW) Thomas Edgar Mortimer, of Redcliffe, WA. An unidentified sailor is watching from the background. The ship is making its way to Singapore.