On This Day
1900-1913 > Federation, RAN and pre-WW1
On This Day - 1900-1913
- June 3, 1900
HM Ships LIZARD, MOHAWK, and WALLAROO, which were part of the RN Australian Squadron, were dispatched from Sydney to China, to join the squadron commanded by ADML Sir E. H. Seymour, that was involved in putting down the Boxer Rebellion.
- May 1, 1900
CAPT William Rooke Creswell was appointed Naval Commandant of Queensland.
- April 4, 1900
CAPT Hector McDonald Laws Waller, DSO and Bar, RAN, one of Australia’s greatest naval commanders, was born at Benalla, VIC.