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TOURVILLE cap tally, French Navy

Date: 1929
Overall: 663 x 33 mm, 1 mm, 0.003 kg
Medium: Black cotton, gold stencilling
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Michael Waterhouse
Object Name: Cap tally
Object No: 00013939

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    Sailor's cap tally from the French cruiser TOURVILLE which visited Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Fremantle between 22 August and 24 September 1929 as part of a goodwill cruise.
    HistoryNorman 'Gus' Warren Waterhouse was born in Sydney in 1899 and joined Royal Australian Naval Reserves (RANR) in 1916. He transferred to adult forces in July 1917 as ordinary seaman and became rated as a signal man on 1 December 1917, and later as a Leading Seaman and as Petty Officer (Yeoman of Signals) on 1 July 1919. As a trained engineer, Waterhouse was Appointed Engineer-Lieutenant in the RANR with effect from 1 February 1927 and later as Appointed Engineer-Lieutenant Commander in 1935. This same year he was awarded the Volunteer Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
    In 1944 Waterhouse was transferrd to Retired List which he held until July 1955 when he became a permanent resident of the United States .
    In 1926, 'Gus' had proposed the erection of a National Sea Memorial on Sow and Pigs Reef using the tripod mast of HMAS SYDNEY, which had sunk the EMDEN at Cocos Island on 9 November, 1914 . He had proposed a concrete superstructure in the shape of a cross with the lower end in the form of steps and a landing stage to enable small craft to berth. The suggestion was aired in the media and eventually the mast was erected on Bradley's Head, Sydney Harbour in 1934.
    Gus also wrote many articles on naval issues, particularly drawing on his engineering background .
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: Lieutenant Norman 'Warren' Waterhouse naval collection

    Web title: French cruiser TOURVILLE

    Primary title: TOURVILLE cap tally, French Navy

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