HMAS Curlew, the Model
|Russell (Rusty) Ward, then Leading Seaman Underwater Weapons, served in HMAS Curlew
in 1965 and 1966 during the Indonesian Confrontation and this is a model of our ship
HMAS Curlew (sic-1965) which he has lovingly built, scaled down to 48:1.
In 1965/66 Curlew, still a minesweeper, was in the FESR with a twin vickers machine gun in the bow,
twin 2 inch rocket launchers and two single 40/60 bofor mountings.
This is the model of her from that era.