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. . ■ NAVAL PUBLIC RELATIONS. ■

41 . 201

. ■ · ■ IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

■ REPORT 'FROM ROYAL ESCORT SKIP. ■ ·

( prm, signal). .

FROM H.M.A.S. ANZAC, AT SEA, TODAY: '

The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA, accompanied "by her Royal

Australian Navy escort, H.M.A.S, ANZAC, passed into New South

Wales waters at three O'clock this afternoon.

The weather has been largely.overcast for today's pxgg

passage between Hobart and Sydney, The decks of BRITANNIA

and ANZAC have been almost deserted because of intermittent

rain and high humidity,

‘ The ships are steaming comfortably into a four foot north­

easterly swell, . .

The first welcoming vessel was encountered near Gabo

Island at two o'clock this afternoon. A small fishing vessel

came in close to BRITANNIA so that the crew could cheer her .

Majesty, '

ANZAC is a particularly proud escort ship today, prominently

displaying her "Cock of the Fleet" Trophy. AN ZAC retained the

title when her whaler crew outpulled teams from other Fleet

ships at the Hobart Regatta yesterday. ·

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1st March, 1963. .

Signal from HMAS ANZAC "

released through Navy Office, Canberra,