Navy pendentive - Hall of Memory, Australian War Memorial

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This Hall of Memory mosaic pendentive, in the Canberra memorial, features the Navy.

On the fore-deck the sailor is wearing summer uniform and preparing to hoist the white ensign, which symbolises the oldest tradition of the fighting services, as the ship goes into action.

Behind him is the nautical compass as a reminder of the Navy's service in all seas. Above, on the upper fore superstructures of the ship, are an Oerlikon anti-aircraft gun, and fixed searchlights from which beams of light are crossed with beams coming onto the ship. Smoke belches from the funnel as she steams towards the foe.

Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial.

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