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R. A.N. CARRIER AND THREE OTHER SHIPS TO VISIT MELBOURNE. '

S ta te m e n t by t h e M i n i s t e r f o r t h e Navy, S e n a t o r th e

Hon. J.G . G o rto n .

F o u r s h i p s o f th e A u s t r a l i a n F l e e t , i n c l u d i n g t h e a i r c r a f t

c a r r i e r MELBOURNE, w i l l a r r i v e a t P o r t M elbourne on O c to b e r 3 0 t h

and re m a in f o r p e r i o d s v a r y i n g from f o u r t o 10 d a y s . The ·

MELBOURNE w i l l b e w e a rin g t h e f l a g o f t h e F l a g O f f i c e r Commanding

th e F l e e t (R e a r A d m iral G.G.O. GAT ACRE D. S. 0. , D. S. C. ‘ and 'B a r ) .

The o t h e r t h r e e s h i p s w i l l b e t h e D a r in g c l a s s d e s t r o y e r s

VAMPIRE and VOYAGER and t h e T r i b a l c l a s s d e s t r o y e r WARRAMUNGA.

The VAMPIRE i s t h e m ost r e c e n t a d d i t i o n t o t h e F l e e t . She was

b u i l t a t t h e C o ck ato o I s l a n d D ockyards i n Sydney and was

com m issioned o n ly on Ju n e 22nd l a s t . '

The M i n i s t e r f o r th e Navy ( S e n a t o r t h e Hon. J .G . G o rto n ) '

s a i d to d a y t h a t t h e f o u r s h i p s w ould r e a c h P o r t P h i l l i p Bay i n

company fro m J e r v i s Bay on O c to b e r 3 0 t h , an d w ould go to b e r t h s

whose d e t a i l s w ould b e g iv e n l a t e r . ' ·

CANBERRA.

1 3 th O c to b e r . 1959.

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