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Visit from "lion"

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One of the Royal Navy's biggest and most

powerful warships, the cruiser, H.M.S. LION, will visit .

Australia next week,

. The Minister for the Navy, Senator Gorton,

said today that the British cruiser would spend a week at

Fremantle, She would arrive from Singapore next Tuesday

15th and sail for Britain on the 22nd.

Senator Gorton said H.M.S. LION was visiting

Western Australia following a tour of duty with the British

Far East Fleet,

LION is a "Tiger" Class cruiser of 11,500 tons

and has a complement of more than 700 officers and men.

The cruiser was completed only three years ago,

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Canberra. 9th October, 1963.