1939-40: HMAS PERTH with funnel disguises laid down on the deck - Photo US Archives, courtesy Bruce Constable.
4460. Continuining on here from the discussion point of the preceding entry - HMAS PERTH's use of funnel disguises to confuse Axis agents ashore in the Caribbean: it seems most probable this aerial image of the cruiser is taken around the same time as the one preceding, as she approaches the well-watched Gatun Lock in Panama. It's also clear that the U.S. Navy, then neutral, of course, was routinely photographing all warships passing through the canal. As discussed in the preceding…
Here is a fine picture of HMAS PERTH leaving Fleet Base East on her way to exercises. The photograph is particularly clear and was supplied by CAPT John Macdonald RAN (Retd) from Canberra. John tells me that the picture was passed to him by Ray Vidler, who in turn says it was from Geoff Gutteridge.
Able Seaman Cooper
ID number: 006848 Photographer: Silk, George Date: March 1941 Able Seaman Cooper of HMAS Perth, showing off his beard. Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions. This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection www.awm.gov.au Persistent URL: www.awm.gov.au/collection/006848/
A commission by SAAB Defence, showing the first sea trials of HMAS Perth with her new ASMD mast. SAAB carried oiut the work on the mast and associated systems. Photographed from an R44 helicopter flown by David Adamson.