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WW2 Naval Warfare
Is there a list of the crew members of hmas canberra when it sank in 1942?
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Asked in World War 2, WW2 Naval Warfare
What happened to the Hmas Canberra in World War 2?
HMAS Canberra was one of four Allied cruisers sunk in the early morning hours of August 9, 1942 in the Battle of Savo Island off Guadalcanal. Although the ship survived the initial battle, the damage received was too great and the ship was scuttled by a torpedo from an American destroyer around 8 AM on the morning of the 9th. Canberra suffered 193 casualties in the battle, including 84 killed or missing in action. ...
Asked in Vietnam War, Australia in WW2
Australia's involvement in Vietnam and support for the US?
Australia sent: One Regiment of Centurion tanks, artillery, infantrymen, a detachment of B-57 Canberra bombers; and the Australian Navy warships: HMAS Perth, HMAS Brisbane, HMAS Vendetta, and HMAS Hobert, which manned the gunline off the Vietnamese coast...in which time they fired over 102,500 rounds of 5" shells at communist targets. ...
Why weren't the sailors on HMAS Sydney rescued?
At the time, it was not known that the ship had run into difficulties and it was not suspected until several days later. Delays and infrequent communications were common in wartime and not cause for immediate concern. The later rescue mission came much too late for the crew of HMAS Sydney, as the ship appears to have sunk rapidly with little debris or other evidence that the crew managed to escape to lifeboats. The wreck itself was not located until March 2008...
Why werent the sailors on hmas sydney rescued?
HMAS Sydney was a light cruiser of Royal Australian Navy. During the world war 2 on 19 January, 1941 it was sunk in an engagement with German cruiser Kormoran. Kormoran was also sunk but majority of its sailors were rescued. However, Sydney sunk with all its crew with no rescue available and no intimation to the fleet. Its wreckage was discovered in 2008. ...
Asked in Vietnam War
What was Australia's contribution to the Vietnam War?
The Australian Army deployed a squadron of Centurion tanks, along with some infantry, and support units. While the Royal Australian Navy deployed the destroyers HMAS Brisbane, HMAS Perth, HMAS Hobart, and HMAS Vendetta, all of which conducted gunfire support while assigned to the "GUN LINE" along the North & South Vietnamese coasts. ...
Asked in World War 1
What German warship was sunk by the HMAS Sydney in World War 1?
The HMAS Sydney was involved in a mutually destructive engagement with the German auxiliary cruiser Komoran on November 19, 1941. ...