A. H. & A. W. Reed Ltd, 1966, Softcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Australian Paperback Edition
VI, 7-240 pages, author's note, introduction by author, list of illustrations and appendix. The text and illustrated with 5 diagrams plus 16 pages with 30 black and white photographs. Frontispiece has an illustration of the Mariners Compass. Black-and-white photographic covers with white titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear book panel. Minor rubbing and chipping to the book corners and rubbing to the book panels. Browning to the text block edges and to the internal text. The collision between the aircraft carrier Melbourne and destroyer Voyager is Australia's worst peacetime naval disaster. 82 men perished in the disaster. In this book Vice Admiral Hickling has brought to bear his extensive knowledge on naval matters, particularly when one ship rams another, being on the bridge when 'The Glasgow' rammed 'The Imogen' during World War II. He gives detailed and graphic account of the actual collision and subsequent rescue, the Royal commission into the collision and possible political interference. Size: Standard Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Australiana; Australia; Inventory No: 0109939.