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HNL 1245: Burial of Australia's First Flagship

VS ÒHMAS AustraliaÓ , Australia's first flag ship (battle cruiser) which first arrived in Sydney on October 4th, 1913 and was scuttled off Sydney Heads on April 12, 1924 , sailing out of Heads of Sydney Harbour with 2 tugs. Four visiting cruisers from British fleet pays tribute. HMAS Brisbane fires salute. Captain looking through telescope. Australian ensign flag. Ship begins to list, rolls, slowly sinks under water , other ships at sea (1924). RAN & RN
Access No. 42184 | 5 mins 1 sec | 1920s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |