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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.