During the Vietnam War, RAN Daring class destroyer HMAS Duchess (D154) has been serving as an ...

Accession Number NAVY20656
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 120 safety base
Maker RAN Public Relations
Place made At sea
Date made c November 1969
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

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.

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