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Signal form from the vessel HMT CANBERRA, 1918

Date: 1918
Dimensions:
Overall: 163 x 203 mm
Medium: Paper, pencil
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Leila Dilley
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Form
Object No: 00044350

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    SignificanceJose, Arthur W, The Royal Australian Navy 1914 - 1918, p424-426, 484.


    HistoryCANBERRA was requisitioned by the RAN on the 18th of October 1917 in Port Jackson. The signal log provides insight into the day to day operations on board an Australian coastal liner commissioned for use in World War I. The log spans June to August 1918. In 1918 after the commencement of the German offensive on the Western Front CANBERRA and INDARRA joined other fast liners forming a "flying convoy" to ship troops from Egypt to France, reinforcing the British presence. From there CANBERRA headed to Mersina realeasing British prisoners from the Amara garrison. After taking a British prisoners home from India CANBERRA returned home with Australian troops. CANBERRA was returned to her owners on the 27th April 1920.

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