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On This Day - 1945
- December 31, 1945
Four GCs, nine GMs and three Bars to the GM were awarded to RANR personnel serving in the Rendering Mines Safe Section of the RN during WWII.
- December 17, 1945
HMAS BASILISK, (shore establishment at Port Moresby), paid off.
The modified River class frigate HMAS MURCHISON, (LCDR J. McL Adams, RAN), was commissioned. MURCHISON was laid down in Evans Deakin Yard, Brisbane, on 3 June 1943, and launched on 31 October 1944.
- December 12, 1945
HMAS Riawe was decommisioned and returned to owner Mr Gordon Allison.
- December 10, 1945
The Q class destroyer, HMAS QUEENBOROUGH, was commissioned. QUEENBOROUGH was laid down at Swan Hunter’s Yard, England, on 6 November 1940, and launched on 16 January 1942. QUEENBOROUGH was transferred to the RAN in September 1945.
- December 8, 1945
HMAS KARA KARA, (boom defence vessel), was paid off at Darwin. The ship returned to Sydney in 1950.