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 Brisbane departed Sydney for England and was at sea en route from Colombo to Aden when the Armistice of 11 November 1918 ended hostilities in World War I.
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.