Title: Out of the Smoke – The Story of a Sail (HMAS Perth)

Author: Parkin, Ray

Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: The Hogarth Press

Publication Date: 1960


Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket  – 311 pages

Comments: One of the great stories of war at sea, the battle between the Australian cruiser Perth and a Japanese fleet in the narrow Sundra strait in Indonesia.

HMAS Perth was built at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard and commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS Amphion on 15 June 1936. Purchased by the Australian Government, she was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on 29 June 1939. The ship was torpedoed by the Japanese and sank on 1 March 1942. Of the Perth’s company of 686, only 218 were repatriated. Many became prisoners of war and were incarcerated in camp near Batavia, Java.

Dust Jacket is price clipped.