Australian and United States Navy officers on the deck of Royal Australian Navy HMAS Melbourne (R-21) in the South China Sea.
South China Sea Date:1969, June 3 Duration:3 min 48 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. USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830) dead in water, close to floating half of USS Frank E. Evans. Australian personnel talk on the deck of HMAS Melbourne. Two Australian officer move down the deck towards U.S. Navy SH-3D Seaking helicopter in the background. Crewmen on the deck of the ship. A U.S. Navy officer talks with an Australian officer on the deck. The Australian officer escorts the USN officer towards the SH-3D helicopter. The officers exchange salutes. The USN officer boards the helicopter. The helicopter lifts up. Australian officers on the deck. Floating half of USS Frank E. Evans.
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