On This Day
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On This Day - 1914-1918
- 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 HUON was severely damaged, and was withdrawn from further war service.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.