HMAS Brisbane final voyage

June 29, 2010

Hi Mac

just wondering if you may have any information or know of the best place to look for records of pre WW2 naval ships and their logs. I am after HMAS Brisbane and in particular its final journey to Portsmouth for scrapping in 1935 and pick up of the HMAS Sydney. My grandfather left me photos and poems, as well as my grandmothers collection of love letters during this time. I would like to research the final voyage and put together a 'book'. Some wonderful photos of the Neptune ceremony as they crossed the equator. In one of his writings he talks of the Brisbane helping HMS Hastings on 13th June (year? 1935) when it ran aground on a reef near Aden. I cannot find a reference to this incident. Any guidance would be gratefully received

Sue Tyler


Signal logs pertaining to the grounding of HMS Hastings:

Recently found on viaLibri....

            SIGNAL LOGS OF HMS HASTINGS from Tuesday 11th
June 1935 when at 0113 hours she ran aground
in the Red Sea near Hind Kadan light, until
9th September 1935 when her damage was finally
assessed after she had been floated off after
much arduous work.
                  1935 1935 - All written in pencil almost
entirely in free elegant script hand. A
really fascinating view of a long
incident brought to a successful
conclusion by unremitting effort. In 2
standard foolscap signal logs covered
over in worn green baize, else ex.cond.
                  [Bookseller: Fisher Nautical] 
            Last Found On: 2010-06-13          Check
current availability from:     AbeBooks    

See also: http://www.navy.gov.au/HMAS_Brisbane_(I)


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