On This Day
1919-1938 > Depresssion and between the wars
On This Day - 1919-1938
- July 14, 1936
HMA Ships AUSTRALIA and SYDNEY, (cruisers), were attached to the Mediterranean Fleet during the Abyssinian crisis.
- July 12, 1936
VADM Sir George Francis Hyde was promoted to Admiral. He was the first seagoing officer of the RAN to achieve the rank.
- June 19, 1936
HMAS Tattoo paid off and eventually sold for breaking up on 4 June 1937.
- June 15, 1936
HMS AMPHION, (cruiser), later HMAS PERTH, was commissioned at Portsmouth.
- May 7, 1936
HMAS ANZAC, (destroyer leader), was sunk as a target off Sydney Heads.