Colin returning to the Hobart, you can see
the Sumner's silhouette on the opposite side of the tanker while on
Operation Sea Dragon
(May 16 1967)
Working on the helm console of the HMAS Brisbane
Graduating from "Mark 19 Gyro" School at
Great Lakes in 1966
Graduating from IC
"C" School at Great Lakes in 1966
Colin's Graduation Certificate
done to HMAS Brisbane when an HE shell went off in the barrel on the gun
line in 1969. Fortunately, there was only one injury, an observer on the
Flag Deck, had his wrist smashed by flying debris, when the recoil
sleeve disintegrated. He was airlifted by helo to a shore field
Norfolk with ice on deck and in the harbor.
making a rooster tail and you thought that was a myth!
Colin's "Happy Hour" compartment, if you look
closely you will see a Sumner Plaque and a Sumner Mug ready for action!
An actual piece of the Hobart from their 2003 reunion,
anybody know where we can find a piece of the Sumner?
Admiral Guy Griffith (skipper of the Hobart in '67) and Chief Ken Dobbie at
Hobart's 2005 reunion (Photo thanks to Ken)
Many thanks to Colin for scanning and forwarding these pieces of our