History HMAS MELBOURNE Aircraft Carrier book
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History HMAS MELBOURNE Aircraft Carrier Collisions

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HMAS Melbourne ' by Timothy Hall.

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HMAS Melbourne ' by Timothy Hall.

The full history of HMAS Melbourne with full coverage of the major two collisions and 3 with minor damage. Since her commissioning into the RAN in 1955, HMAS Melbourne has had an extraordinary career. The flagship of the fleet for more than 20 years during which time she lost an arsenal of aircraft and has been in involved in countless mishaps.

In 1964, she collided with the Australian destroyer , Voyager with loss of 82 lives. Five years later, she cut a USN destroyer in half with the loss of 74 men. Amazingly, half of the USS Frank E Evans continued float after the accident.

In both cases the Melbourne was cleared of all blame. This is a full history of this remarkable ship and somewhat the life and times in the RAN during this period.

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Book Condition:
Worn dust jacket on edges all pages clean and held tight in bindings.
Total Pages:
223
Publication Date:
1982
Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB):
Hard Boards with Dust Jacket

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