On This Day
1919-1938 > Depresssion and between the wars
On This Day - 1919-1938
- April 22, 1938
RADM Wilfred Neville Custance, CB, was appointed Flag Officer Commanding His Majesty’s Australian Squadron.
- December 31, 1937
The fisheries patrol vessel, LARRAKIA, later HMAS LARRAKIA, fired over 1000 rounds warning Japanese fishing vessels they were poaching in North Australian waters.
- November 1, 1937
ADML Sir Ragnar Colvin, RN, was appointed First Naval Member and Chief of Naval Staff.
- August 11, 1937
HMAS SYDNEY, (cruiser), arrived in her name port on her maiden voyage.
- July 28, 1937
ADML Sir George Francis Hyde, KCB, CVO, CBE, First Naval Member, died in Melbourne.