|Unit||HMAS Bataan (1945-1954)|
|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||At sea, Korea|
|Date made||1 August 1952|
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Gun crew at drill on a 4.7 inch MK XIX mounting on the destroyer HMAS Bataan. As a round is ...
Gun crew at drill on a 4.7 inch MK XIX mounting on the destroyer HMAS Bataan. As a round is prepared for ramming into the gun's breech two ratings wait ready to load a shell and cartridge case. Note the netting slung from the back of the gun to catch the ejected cartridge cases. The seamen are, left to right: 40819 Able Seaman A P 'Jock' Harley of Patonga, NSW; 29792 Leading Seaman R J 'Bob' McArthur of North Adelaide, SA; 38335 Able Seaman N B Cregan of Carlingford or Carringbah, NSW; and 41061 Leading Seaman Hugh M Currie (right, rear) of Ormond, Vic. (Naval Historical Collection)