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McGuire, Paul


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Story of the Australian navy as symbolized by H.M.A.S. Parramatta and its commander, J. H. Walker.
The Price Of Admiralty ‘ by Paul McGuire written as a memorial to the Australian Navy Commander Walker, Officers & Men of HMAS Parramatta.

Walker commenced his service with the Royal Australian Navy in 1915 during WW1. His early navy career writes like a history of the Royal Australian Navy as he served on many of the most famous early Australian Navy ships (Whole chapter on HMAS AUSTRALIA).

Gives the full history of HMAS Parramatta with roll of honour of the Ships Company at time of sinking in November 1941.

HMAS Parramatta was torpedoed and sunk very quickly only 25 survived with the other 146 men including Commander Walker died with the ship. November ’41 is said to be one of the worst periods for our RAN on the 19th November 1941 HMAS Sydney was lost due the Kormoran Battle.
23 cm. xiv, 328 p. : ports., map. Maps on lining-papers. #230122
Walker, Jefferson H. (Jefferson Hirst), 1901-1941. | Parramatta (Sloop) | — History Australia. Royal Australian Navy. | Ship captains. | Australia — History, Naval.

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AuthorMcGuire, Paul
Number of pages23 cm. xiv, 328 p. : ports., map.
PublisherOxford University Press
Year Published1944 First Edition
Book Condition

Very Good

Binding Type

Hardcover or. cloth

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