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The Forgotten Cruiser: HMAS MELBOURNE (I)

January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am

The Forgotten Cruiser: HMAS MELBOURNE (I)  Australia’s first light cruiser arrived in Melbourne in March 1913.

Serving until 1928, it received the battle honours of Rabaul 1914 and North Sea 1916-1918.

MELBOURNE  was a work horse of the RAN, somewhat overshadowed by its sister ship SYDNEY but won accolades for the hazardous rescue at the height of a gale of the crew of sinking schooner HELEN B STERLING in 1922.

The presentation will be by Andrew Kilsby, who along with  co-author CDR Greg Swinden RAN, is writing a new history of the MELBOURNE to be launched at its centenary commemorative exhibition in March 2013.


January 1, 1970
10:00 am


Melbourne Naval Centre
(ESU Building) 146W Toorak Road
South Yarra, Australia
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