Lake Macquarie History

Catapult: retrieval

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“What a dangerous job it was to recover the aircraft under sail in rough weather. The procedure was for the ship to turn sharply, causing flat-water slick, which the aircraft would land in, and then power alongside the ship. The crane would be luffed out ready to lift on board. This is where the excitement would come in, with quite a large gallery watching (sailors off duty).”

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