Survivors of destroyer USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754) arrive at a carrier in the South China Sea.
South China Sea Date:1969, October 8 Duration:2 min 42 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A collision between Royal Australian Navy HMAS Melbourne (R-21) and destroyer USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754) while taking part in SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty Organization) exercise in the South China Sea. A motor whale boat underway and pulls up to the gangway of a ship. Survivors of USS Frank E. Evans DD-754 move up the gangway. The motor boat leaves. HMAS Melbourne (R-21) rests on water. A boat goes towards HMAS Melbourne (R-21). HMAS Melbourne (R-21) in the background. Crewmen on the deck edge elevator and sponsor deck look down over a life line.
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