On This Day
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On This Day - 1914-1918
- October 23, 1918
HMS STALWART, (destroyer), later HMAS STALWART, was launched at Swan Hunter’s, England.
- October 21, 1918
HMAS MOURILYAN, (auxiliary patrol boat), searched Torres Strait for German raiders reported in the islands.
- October 6, 1918
The sloop HMAS FANTOME, (CAPT J. F. Robins, RN), was dispatched to Malaita on a punitive expedition. A force of 65 officers and ratings from FANTOME joined French settlers and native police in an attack on rebellious natives.
- October 2, 1918
HMA Ships SWAN and WARREGO, (torpedo boat destroyers), provided escorts for British light cruisers, and participated in the bombardment of the Austrian naval base at Durazzo, Albania.
- September 20, 1918
HMAS MELBOURNE, (cruiser), patrolled the Norwegian coast for German surface vessels.
- August 15, 1918
A single Imperial Navy concept was rejected by the Dominion Prime Ministers.
- August 8, 1918
HMA Ships HUON and YARRA, (torpedo boat destroyers), collided in the Adriatic. HUON was severely damaged, and was withdrawn from further war service.
- July 27, 1918
HMAS ADELAIDE, (cruiser), was launched at Cockatoo Island, Sydney.
- July 25, 1918
The patrol vessel HMAS GANNET, was commissioned. GANNET, (as PENGUIN), was an examination vessel in WWI, and was requisitioned for the RAN in June 1918.
- July 15, 1918
The Australian transport BARUNGA, (former German ship SUMATRA), was torpedoed by a German submarine off the Scilly Islands. The ship was manned by Australians, and was carrying 855 wounded Australian troops back to Australia. CAPT J. Buchanan disembarked all crew and passengers before the ship sank.