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LONG CRUISE FOR SURVEY FRIGATE.

One of t h e R . A . N . ’ s s u r v e y a nd o c e a n o g r a p h i c f r i g a t e s ,

H .M .A .S . GASCOYNE, w i l l l e a v e S ydney t o m o r r o w t o s t e a m 2 0 , 0 0 0

m i l e s on t a s k s i n t h e P a c i f i c an d I n d i a n O c e a n s . ■ ■ ·

H e r f i r s t a s s i g n m e n t i s a n o c e a n o g r a p h i c c r u i s e o f f t h e

e a s t ' c o a s t . A t ea m f r o m ' t h e C . S . I . R . O . D i v i s i o n o f F i s h e r i e s an d

O c e a n o g r a p h y w i l l s t u d y p r o d u c t i v i t y , and h y d r o l o g i c a l and o t h e r

c o n d i t i o n s i n t h e Tasman and C o r a l S e a s .

D u r i n g t h i s s u r v e y , GASCOYNE·w i l l v i s i t Noumea i n New

C a l e d o n i a ( 2 4 t h - 2 7 t h A u g u s t ) a nd V i l a i n t h e New H e b r i d e s

( 2 8 t h - 3 0 t h A u g u s t ) . ^ .

On c o m p l e t i n g t h e C . S . I . R . O . program m e, GASCOYNE w i l l

s a i l t o D arwin t o a s s i s t i n an e x t e n s i v e h y d r o g r a p h i c s u r v e y o f f

t h e n o r t h - w e s t c o a s t o f W e s t e r n A u s t r a l i a . She w i l l j o i n H.M.A.

S h i p s MORESBY, DIAMANTINA.and BANKS i n c h a r t i n g s a f e r o u t e s f o r

c o a s t a l s h i p p i n g an d f o r o c e a n - g o i n g v e s s e l s c a r r y i n g i r o n o r e

f r o m P o r t H e d l a n d . .

' H.M .A.S. GASCOYNE h a s a c o m p lem e n t o f 130 o f f i c e r s and

men and i s u n d e r t h e command o f L i e u t e n a n t Commander M. C a l d e r ,

o f F o r e s t v i l l e , H.S.W. . .

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