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Able Seaman



Able seaman Mills survived the sinking of Royal Fleet Auxiliary Oiler Francol.
He made a statement about the sinking of the sloop HMAS Yarra

September 1945: Immediately following their release from Japanese POW camps, two survivors, PO (Cook) Morgan (HMS Anking) and AB Mills (RFA Francol), provide further testimony of Yarra's final moments. Both men were insistent on the magnificent fight put up by Yarra, and Mills claims:

'She was still firing her forward gun with the whole ship on fire and sinking. The gun was still in action when the stern was already 
under water.'

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