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On This Day - 1945
- November 23, 1945
HMAS Kybra decommissioned at Fremantle and was returned to her owners on 25 March the following year. She was sold to Panamanian interests in 1957 and later re-sold to a Singapore company and renamed Floretta. She departed Fremantle in tow on 28 February 1958 bound for Singapore
- November 16, 1945
The 21st Minesweeping Flotilla consisting of HMA ships Ballarat, Bathurst, Burnie, Maryborough, Cairns, Fremantle, Bendigo, Toowoomba and Goulburn left Hong Kong after sweeping in Chinese waters and proceeded to Australia.
- November 14, 1945
CAPT R. R. Dowling, RAN, was awarded the DSO for courage, skill and initiative while commanding HMAS HOBART, (cruiser), in operations at Cebu, Tarakan, Wewak, Labuan, and Balikpapan.
- November 12, 1945
HMAS Wato paid off in Sydney. She was returned to her owners, The Adelaide Steam Tug Company Ltd, on 27 May 1946.
- November 6, 1945
LEUT E. Howitt, RANVR, was MID for outstanding service while commanding ML427 in the Philippines.
- November 2, 1945
CAPT Theodore Detmers, of the German raider KORMORAN, informed the Commandant of his Australian POW camp, of the whereabouts of film taken in the German raider at the time of the sinking of HMAS SYDNEY, (cruiser). The film was not found.
- October 29, 1945
Battleship HMS King George V arrived at Melbourne for a visit. Thousands of people lined the fore-shore for miles to see the giant warship, assisted by four tugs, make her way slowly up the bay, her super-structure gleaming light grey and white. Outside the wharf gates hundreds watched her tie up. Later, when the public was allowed on the wharf, a constant stream of people passed through the gates to admire at close quarters the biggest warship, to visit Melbourne for 20 years. She departed fro Sydney on 9/11/1945.
- October 28, 1945
HMAS Norman decommissioned and was transferred back to the Royal Navy and was broken up in 1958
- October 25, 1945
HMAS Napier was decommissioned and returned to the Royal Navy after 5 years service for the RAN
- October 22, 1945
HMAS Nepal decommissioned after steaming over 200,000 miles for the Royal Australian Navy. She was transferred back to the Royal Navy and was broken up in 1956