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Certificate of Discharge issued to Desmond A Menlove

Date: 1933
Dimensions:
Overall: 140 x 170 mm
Medium: Paper, ink
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Simon Menlove
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Certificate
Object No: ANMS1398[019]
Related Place:Wellington,

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    Description
    A collection of ephemera associated with Desmond A. Menlove's merchant shipping career from the 1930s to the 1950s.
    SignificanceThis material forms part of a larger collection of photographs and other records of Desmond Menlove's career in the Navy as well as his career in merchant shipping lines. Menlove was famous for his role in sinking the first Japanese submarine in World War II.
    HistoryA collection of ephemera associated with D. A. Menlove's merchant shipping career from the 1930s to the 1950s. The collection includes various certificates and indentures, photographic prints and postcards (mostly of vessels), log books, newspaper clippings
    and booklets titled 'Steamers Particulars' for SS NANKIN, SS NELLORE and SS EASTERN.

    Desmond Menlove commanded a corvette the HMAS DELORAINE in WWII. The DELORAINE sank the first Japanese submarine during WWII in December 1941 during the bombing of Pearl Harbour.

    Menlove was born in 1906 in Temora, NSW. He entered Naval College in 1920. He joined the 'Merchant Navy' and when war was declared in 1939 was mobilised with the RAN.

    After the war he worked for the AMP as a superannuation consultant. He died in 1990.

    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Certificate of Discharge issued to Desmond A Menlove

    Collection title: A collection of ephemera from Desmond A. Menlove's merchant shipping career

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