The Kangaroo Heads South: Midshipman Cruise Alfa – USS Canberra – June 8 to August 6, 1957

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    First Edition.

    28cm x 21.5cm. [64] pages, black and white illustrations. Illustrated saddle-stapled wrappers.

    Being a Pictorial Voyage of the Kan-Do Kangaroo, on a Midshipman Training Cruise from the US east coast to South America and back. A cruiser of the United States Navy named to honour the Australian cruiser HMAS Canberra sunk during the Battle of Savo Island. The first USN warship named after a foreign capital city. Illustrated throughout with photographs of the crew and illustrations of kangaroos. A ship tune, ‘sail on, Canberra’, sung to the tune of Waltzing Matilda. Inscribed by a US Navy Captain to the front cover. 1 copy in OCLC at the United States Naval Academy.

    Minor shelf and handling wear. Near Fine Condition.

    $80.00 AUD

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