On This Day
1919-1938 > Depresssion and between the wars
On This Day - 1919-1938
- April 16, 1935
The hulk of the former HMAS Geranium was towed out of Sydney Harbour by the tug Chesterfield and she was scuttled approximately 40 kilometres off Sydney Heads later that day.
- March 28, 1935
HMAS YARRA, (sloop), was launched at Cockatoo Island, Sydney.
- March 16, 1935
The Standard of the Duke of Gloucester was re-hoisted in HMAS AUSTRALIA, (cruiser), at Kingston, Jamaica, when the Duke re-embarked for the voyage to Portsmouth.
- March 2, 1935
HMAS Brisbane was recommissioned at Sydney under the command of Captain Charles Farquhar-Smith, RAN in preparation for a trip to the UK with the crew for the new HMAS Sydney
- February 9, 1935
HMAS AUSTRALIA, (cruiser), took off the crew of the disabled American schooner SETH PARKER, north of Apia.
- December 10, 1934
HMAS Australia (II) sailed for England, with His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester embarked, on exchange duty with the Royal Navy, her place on the Australia Station being taken by HMS Sussex. Proceeding via New Zealand, Fiji, Balboa and Kingston, Australia (II) reached Portsmouth on 28 March 1935
- December 6, 1934
The Royal Standard was hoisted by HMAS AUSTRALIA, (cruiser), at Brisbane, at the commencement of a Royal Tour of New Zealand and the Pacific Islands by the Duke of Gloucester.
- October 13, 1934
HMAS AUSTRALIA, (cruiser), searched for the missing airliner Miss Hobart, in the vicinity of Wilsons Promontory, VIC.
- October 9, 1934
HMS APOLLO, (cruiser), later to be commissioned HMAS HOBART, was launched at Devonport, England.
- September 22, 1934
HMAS SYDNEY, (cruiser), was launched at Swan Hunter’s Yard, UK.