On This Day
1900-1913 > Federation, RAN and pre-WW1
On This Day - 1900-1913
- November 1, 1900
RADM Sir Lewis A. Beaumont, KCMG, RN, was appointed Flag Officer Commanding the Australia Station. His flagship was HMS ROYAL ARTHUR.
- October 30, 1900
The Naval Brigade of HMS POWERFUL, (a previous flagship of the Australia Station), attacked Boer positions at Lombards Kop, Ladysmith, South Africa.
- September 19, 1900
The 600-strong Australian Naval Brigade Contingent, advanced by lighter and road to attack the Chinese Boxer fortifications at Peking. They arrived to find the fort had been taken by Russian troops.
- September 18, 1900
A force of 600, drawn from the Australian Naval contingents, assembled at Tientsin for the attack on Chinese Boxer fortifications at Peking.
- September 11, 1900
HMCS PROTECTOR was commissioned as HMS PROTECTOR at Hong Kong