Photograph, Framed A F A Knight WWll; Unknown photographer; 1940-1945; WY.1993.8...

Name/Title

Photograph, Framed A F A Knight WWll

About this object

This photograph is of Arthur Franklin Alex Knight (Lex 5260), a local man who was killed during WWII.

The Son of Arthur Knight, Lex came from Mataura Island and served with the Royal New Zealand Navy. He was a First Class Stoker on board the HMNZS Leander and was killed when the ship was torpedoed on July 13, 1943. He is remembered on the NZ Naval Memorial, at the Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport Auckland, NZ.

The Leander:

On July 13, 1943, the Leander was with Rear Admiral Walden Lee Ainsworth's Task Group 36.1 which consisted of three light cruisers: the Leander and US ships the Honolulu and St. Louis. The task group also included ten destroyers. At 01:00 the Allied ships established radar contact with the Japanese cruiser Jintsu, which was accompanied by five destroyers, near Kolombangara in the Solomon Islands. In the ensuing Battle of Kolombangara, Jintsu was sunk and all three Allied cruisers were hit by torpedoes and disabled. The Leander was hit by a single torpedo just abaft 'A' boiler room. 26 crew from the boiler room and the No.1 4-inch gun mount, immediately above, were killed or posted missing. The ship was so badly damaged that she took no further part in the war. She was first repaired in Auckland, then proceeded to a full refit in Boston.

Place Made

Unknown

Maker

Unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1940-1945

Inscription and Marks

On front:
'A.F.A. KNIGHT'
On reverse:
'A. F. A. Knight'
In pencil;
'WY 1993 81.30'

Measurements

h 205 mm x w 155 mm

Period

1940s

Object Type

photographs

Subject and Association Keywords

Military - World War Two

Subject and Association Keywords

Military

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Subject and Association Keywords

Maritime

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, photographic paper, paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card

Object number

WY.1993.81.30

Rights

Public Domain Public Domain

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