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On the 5th of November, 1940, in heavy seas, Captain Fegen, in His Majesty's Armed Merchant Cruiser JERVIS BAY, was escorting thirty-eight Merchantmen. Sighting a powerful German warship he at once drew clear of the Convoy, made straight for the Enemy, and brought his ship between the Raider and her prey, so that they might scatter and escape. Crippled, in flames, unable to reply, for nearly an hour the JERVIS BAY held the German's fire. So she went down: but of the Merchantmen all but four or five were saved.\" \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVery good condition.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Various: pre-war - 1930s Aberdeen & Commonwealth deck plan of 4 sisters

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Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line:  A fold-out deck plan (22” by 35”) from the mid-1930s for the MORETON BAY, LARGS BAY, ESPERANCE BAY, and JERVIS BAY.  These big combo liners sailed the London to Brisbane route.  

Four decks are shown in detail.  Originally the sisters had a tiny First Class and a large Third Class.  In the early 1930s the number of passengers was reduced and the accommodations turned into what is shown here – all Tourist Class.  You can see the remnants of First Class up on A Deck where several cabins near the Reading Room are fitted with private baths.  

Three of four sisters survived WW 2.  All but the JERVIS BAY.  What a story!    

In September 1939 the JERVIS BAY was outfitted with several ancient guns that dated back to the 1890s.  Thus equipped, she became an escort vessel for convoys from Canada to Great Britain.  In November 1940 the German heavy cruiser ADMIRAL SCHEER found the convoy.  What happened next is best described by the citation for the posthumous Victoria Cross awarded the JERVIS BAY's captain: "for valour in challenging hopeless odds and giving his life to save the many ships it was his duty to protect. On the 5th of November, 1940, in heavy seas, Captain Fegen, in His Majesty's Armed Merchant Cruiser JERVIS BAY, was escorting thirty-eight Merchantmen. Sighting a powerful German warship he at once drew clear of the Convoy, made straight for the Enemy, and brought his ship between the Raider and her prey, so that they might scatter and escape. Crippled, in flames, unable to reply, for nearly an hour the JERVIS BAY held the German's fire. So she went down: but of the Merchantmen all but four or five were saved." 

Very good condition.

$125.00
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