On This Day
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On This Day - 1914-1918
- August 23, 1918
HMAS Gayundah finally paid off in Melbourne. Sold in 1921 to Brisbane Gravel Pty Ltd, she returned to Queensland and began a long and useful career as a sand and gravel barge. She sank at her moorings at Melton Reach in October 1930 but was soon raised and back at work. Early in 1958 she was towed to Bulimba Wharf in Brisbane and stripped, with the hull then sold to the Redcliffe Town Council. On 2 June 1958 after seventy four years afloat, Gayundah was beached as a breakwater off the Woody Point cliffs on the Redcliffe Peninsula just north of Brisbane. Her remains are still visible
- 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 HUON was severely damaged, and was withdrawn from further war service.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.