On This Day
1919-1938 > Depresssion and between the wars
On This Day - 1919-1938
- April 20, 1936
RADM Sir Richard Hayden Owen Lane-Poole, KBE, CB, was appointed Flag Officer Commanding His Majesty’s Australian Squadron.
- March 28, 1936
HMAS SWAN, (sloop), was launched at Cockatoo Island, Sydney.
- March 26, 1936
The Seagull amphibian aircraft, from HMAS AUSTRALIA, (cruiser), was damaged when it fell from a crane at Malta. AUSTRALIA was on exchange duties with the RN at the time.
- March 11, 1936
HMAS SYDNEY, (cruiser), joined HMAS AUSTRALIA in ADML Sir Max Horton’s 1st Cruiser Squadron at Malta.
- March 3, 1936
The last Australian Seagull III was disembarked at Point Cook after being operated by HMAS Canberra during 1935-36