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Petty Officer's Mess on HMAS Vendetta

Petty Officer's Mess on HMAS Vendetta

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Here we see the Petty Officer's mess on the V class destroyer HMAS Vendetta, while she was returning to Jacquinot Bay after carrying a representative of General Sturdee to surrender negotiations with the Japanese garrison of Rabaul in September 1945. The end of hostilities has clearly lifted the mood in the mess!

This picture comes from the collection of the Australian War Memorial, and is in the public domain.

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