The light cruiser HMAS ADELAIDE, (CAPT J. B. Stevenson, RAN), was commissioned. ADELAIDE was laid down in Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney, in January 1915, and launched on 27 July 1918. Lady Munroe, (Wife of the Governor-General), performed the launching ceremony. Between 1928 and 1938 ADELAIDE was laid up in reserve. ADELAIDE was extensively refitted in Cockatoo Island Dockyard, and re-commissioned on 13 March 1939, then paid off into reserve again, her ship’s company being transferred to England to commission HMAS PERTH. With WWII imminent, ADELAIDE was commissioned for war in September 1939, (CAPT H. A. Showers, RAN).
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