Rescue of survivors from collision between HMAS Melbourne and destroyer USS Frank E. Evans
South China Sea Date:1969, June 4 Duration:2 min 54 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 utility boat arrives with survivors from USS Frank E. Evans. The utility boat comes up to the gangway of USS Kearsarge (CV-33). The survivors of USS Frank E. Evans in the hangar bay of USS Kearsarge (CV-33). U.S. Marine sentries and officers in the foreground. The survivors in the hangar bay for processing and questioning. High ranking U.S. Naval officers nearby. USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830) rests in water. An Australian launch comes up alongside with more survivors.
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