HMAS Brisbane final voyage
June 29, 2010
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
Signal logs pertaining to the grounding of HMS Hastings:
Recently found on viaLibri....
See also: http://www.navy.gov.au/HMAS_Brisbane_(I)