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299' 7" x 44' 2" x 23' 2"
1 x 12 pounder gun
2 x 20mm cannons
AWM Nov 27, 1943
During the Pacific War, commandeered by the U. S. Army as a small ship, likely given a designation "X-?" (single digit number). Armed with a single 12 pounder gun on the stern and two 20mm cannons on the wings of the bridge plus depth charges.
By May 1943 repaired and returned to convoy duty between New Guinea and the east coast of Australia.
On November 27, 1943 during the darkness and into the early morning, Hanyang embarked personnel and equipment including stores, ammunition and trucks from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. 22 Squadron and No. 30 Squadron from Vivigani on Goodenough Island and transported them to Kiriwina Island. Extensive photographs were taken aboard the ship of the men and this movement. While at sea, the vessel was used for mock attacks and practice strafing runs by Beauforts from No. 8 Squadron.
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