On This Day
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On This Day - 1850-1899
- February 26, 1890
HM Ships DART and PALUMA surveyed waters off Cape York, QLD.
- September 10, 1889
RADM the Rt. Hon Lord Charles T. M. D. Scott, CB, was appointed Flag Officer Commanding the Australia Station. His flagship was HMS ORLANDO.
- June 30, 1889
The fleet of the State of Victoria consisted of HMV Ships NELSON, (cut-down 1st rate); CERBERUS, (turret ship); BATMAN, and FAWKNER, (armed auxiliaries); CHILDERS, NEPEAN, and LONSDALE, (torpedo boats); VICTORIA, and ALBERT, (gunboats); GORDON, COMMISSIONER, and LION, (torpedo launches); GANNET, (armed tug); and LADY LOCH, (armed auxiliary).
- May 25, 1889
The foundation stone of the Royal Naval House, Sydney, ‘Johnnie’s’, was laid by Lady Carrington.
- April 4, 1889
HMS CALLIOPE, (corvette), returned to Sydney after surviving a hurricane at Apia, Samoa.