HMAS Yarra; WW2

Discussion in 'World War 2' started by Cobber, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

  2. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    A sad but heroic end!


  3. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    Yes a busy time and interesting to see some of the RAN deeds outside the Med and Indian and Pacific oceans.
  4. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    Message for Admin or Moderators
    I think I have posted this in the wrong place, if you think it necessary please move it to appropriate thread
  5. johnofmelb

    johnofmelb New Member

    It is one of the sad injustices of history that Leading Seaman "Buck" Taylor of HMAS Yarra did not receive a Victoria Cross for his actions. After the order to abandon ship had been given, Taylor single handedly continued to work his 4 inch gun and return fire at the enemy until he was killed, just before the Yarra went down. There were no officers surviving to recommend the award.

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