Don Anderson - Overcrowded conditions

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56 sec
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Department of Veterans' Affairs

Transcript

The problem was the ships were designed before World War Two. They were designed when there was virtually no anti-aircraft armament, machine guns and every time an extra gun or whatever was put on the ship it required extra sailors. Radar came into view and it was put on ships.

That required extra servicemen and the normal peace complement for those ships was a 180 men, because we were flotilla leader, they carried more people as part of the deal.

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