HMAS Bendigo sailors saw burning ship as fall of Singapore loomed

Tom O'Callaghan
By Tom O'Callaghan
November 12 2021 - 5:30pm
A sailor watches the Empress of Asia burn following an attack by Japanese dive bombers. Picture: Courtesy of the AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

SAILORS hosed blood from the deck of HMAS Bendigo almost 80 years ago in the aftermath of a Japanese attack in sea lanes into Singapore.

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Tom O'Callaghan

Tom O'Callaghan

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