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Souvenir of final cruise of HMAS MELBOURNE 1913-1928

Date: 1928
Dimensions:
Overall (Closed): 184 x 120 mm
Overall (Open): 184 x 243 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Kim Andrews
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Booklet
Object No: 00017334
Place Manufactured:Portsmouth

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    Description
    This 30-page souvenir booklet marks the final cruise of the Royal Australian Navy's HMAS MELBOURNE as it sailed to England for decommissioning and scrapping.
    HistoryThe Town class light cruiser HMAS MELBOURNE served in the Royal Australian Navy from 1913 to 1928. The cruiser saw service during World War I in the Pacific Ocean as part of the offensive against the German East Asia Squadron, took part in the convoy of troopships to Egypt, patrolled the Atlantic from Canada to Brazil, and the North Sea as part of the British Grand Fleet. MELBOURNE left Australia in February 1928 for the last time, was decommissioned on 23 April in England and broken up for scrap in 1929.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: The final cruise of HMAS MELBOURNE (I)

    Primary title: Souvenir of final cruise of HMAS MELBOURNE 1913-1928

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