(Tompion Tuesday) Sailor polishing the tompion of an gun on HMAS Australia

Military History,Wwii,Nautical,Ships,Australia,War

HMAS Australia silhouetted against the sun while at sea in the south Pacific, 4 August 1943 [3600 x 2841]

HMAS Australia silhouetted against the sun while at sea in the south Pacific, 4 August 1943 [3600 x 2841]

HMAS Australia, with the Duke of Gloucester aboard, arrives at a foggy Portsmouth, England, in March 1935.  The Duke of Gloucester had been out to Australia on tour and is greeted home by the Prince of Wales and Duke of York.  HMAS Australia then went on to temporarily join the British Mediterranean Fleet.  Steve Given collection.

HMAS Australia, with the Duke of Gloucester aboard, arrives at a foggy Portsmouth, England, in March 1935. The Duke of Gloucester had been out to Australia on tour and is greeted home by the Prince of Wales and Duke of York. HMAS Australia then went on to temporarily join the British Mediterranean Fleet. Steve Given collection.

HMAS Australia..HMAS Canberra at Hobart c1930

HMAS Australia..HMAS Canberra at Hobart c1930

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It was attacked by more kamikaze aircraft than any other Allied ship in WWII and its story helped shape Australia's future

It was attacked by more kamikaze aircraft than any other Allied ship in WWII and its story helped shape Australia's future

It was attacked by more kamikaze aircraft than any other Allied ship in WWII and its story helped shape Australia's future

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