The forgotten cruiser: HMAS Melbourne 1913-1928

Andrew Kilsby and Greg Swinden

Australia’s first cruiser, HMAS Melbourne, was launched in Birkenhead, England in 1912. Upon arrival in Australia, Melbourne was an object of great curiosity and pride. She was a symbol of our new Navy and a potent member of the growing Australian Fleet.

Authors Andrew Kilsby and Greg Swinden bring to life not only the story of the 'forgotten cruiser’ Melbourne, but also of those who served as members of the ship’s company, ten of whom paid the supreme sacrifice during the First World War.

Soft cover, photography, 164 pages.