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Gunnery and torpedo qualification card

Date: 1926
Overall: 114 x 164 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Margaret Kiley-Balas
Object Name: Card
Object No: ANMS0831[023]

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    This gunnery and torpedo qualification card was issued to John Berchmans Kiley, a sailor in the Royal Australian Navy who served aboard HMAS AUSTRALIA (II) and studied a range of gunnery courses at HMAS CERBERUS.
    SignificanceThis gunnery and torpedo qualification card is an important record of the training and study required in order to qualify for certain categories in the Royal Australian Navy.
    HistoryJohn Berchmans Kiley was born on 29 January 1910 and joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1925. He began his naval service on HMAS TINGIRA, a ship for boy sailors moored at Rose Bay in Sydney, where he trained for 15 months. He went on to join HMAS SYDNEY and travelled to England, returning home on HMAS AUSTRALIA. Kiley also served in HMAS MELBOURNE, and undertook four years of training at HMAS CERBERUS studying a range of gunnery courses. Kiley reached the rank of Leading Seaman, and to his great disappointment was invalidated out of the navy around 1930 due to respiratory illness.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: HMAS AUSTRALIA gunnery and torpedo card issued to John Berchmans Kiley

    Web title: Gunnery and torpedo qualification card

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