• Short Summary

    TEMPORARY REPAIRS TO THE AUSTRALIAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER MELBOURNE ARE NEARING COMPLETION IN SINGAPORE. HER GASHED?

  • Description

    TEMPORARY REPAIRS TO THE AUSTRALIAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER MELBOURNE ARE NEARING COMPLETION IN SINGAPORE. HER GASHED BOW HAS BEEN WELDED BACK INTO SHAPE AND HOLES IN HER SUPERSTRUCTURE PATCHED UP. SHE IS EXPECTED TO SAIL FOR SYDNEY AT THE END OF NEXT WEEK.

    THE MELBOURNE WAS DAMAGED IN A COLLISION WITH THE U.S. DESTROYER FRANK E. EVANS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ON JUNE 3. ONE SECTION OF THE AMERICAN WARSHIP SANK AND 74 MEN WERE LOST.

    THE CARRIER IS NOW OUT OF DRY DOCK AND TIED UP AT A WHARF. LOCAL WORKMEN HAVING BEEN WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO GET HER BOW AND FLIGHT DECK BACK INTO SEA SHAPE, WHILE THE CREW HAS BEEN BUSY GIVING THE SHIP A FRESH COAT OF PAINT TO HIDE THE SCARS.

    AN AUSTRALIAN NAVY SPOKESMAN SAID THE MELBOURNE SHOULD LOCK 'PRETTY NORMAL' BY THE TIME SHE REACHES SYDNEY, WHERE SHE WILL BE FITTED WITH A NEW BOW AND UNDERGO OTHER PERMANENT REPAIRS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB1WWUVEGMTD5C1PW4FOL36G39
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1WWUVEGMTD5C1PW4FOL36G39
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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