An image of Robert Klippel and fellow naval officers with naval artillery

Unknown

(Australia  – )

Robert Klippel and fellow naval officers with naval artillery

Location
Not on display
Further information

In 1938 Robert Klippel joined the Armed Forces Reserves. When war broke out the following year he was called up to the Navy. After initial training he was drafted onto the minesweeper HMAS Bombo, based at Storm Bay Hobart. Later Klippel was attached to the DEMS (Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships) and drafted onto a Norwegian tanker which ran between Australia and the Middle East. This photograph may have been taken during that time. Klippel is pictured third from the right.

Year
1944
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
15.5 x 20.8 cm image; 16.0 x 21.4 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
National Art Archive. Gift of Andrew Klippel 2017. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
ARC409.1.80