On This Day - 22 July

1867
HMVS NELSON, (1st rate), was commissioned under CMDR C. B. Payne, RN.
1922
RADM John Saumarez Dumaresq, CB, CVO, former Flag Officer Commanding His Majesty's Australian Squadron, died at Manila, Philippines.
1940
HMAS ALFIE CAM, (auxiliary minesweeper), was commissioned.
1941
Two torpedoes fired by a submarine under attack passed beneath HMAS NESTOR, (destroyer), in an action 70 miles north of Cape Bougaroni, North Africa.
1942
HMAS QUIBERON, (destroyer), was completed at J. Samuel White's, UK.
1945
CDRE J. A. Collins, CB, hoisted his broad pennant in HMAS WARRAMUNGA at Manila, Philippines.
1988
RADM Peter Sinclair directed the Combined Exercise Agreement Force of RIMPAC 88, from Pearl Harbour. The force was composed of 45 ships, 200 aircraft and 50,000 sailors, airmen and marines.
Credit:
'On This Day' is based on the book "Navy Day by Day: Historic Naval Events in Australia and Abroad" written by the late Lew Lind. More information.

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