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On This Day - 1945
- October 20, 1945
HMAS QUEENSBOROUGH was commissioned into the RAN after service in the RN. She replaced HMAS NORMAN on transfer to the RAN.
- October 18, 1945
The Q class destroyer HMAS QUADRANT was commissioned into the RAN after service in the RN. She replaced HMAS NIZAM on transfer to the RAN.
- October 17, 1945
HMAS Nizam paid off and on the same day recommissioned as HMS Nizam. Her complement transferred to HMAS Quadrant and the Royal Navy complement from that ship manned Nizam for return to England. Nizam was scrapped in 1956. The total distance steamed by Nizam on war service was 295,206 miles
- October 16, 1945
The 20th Minesweeping Flotilla was reformed with Swan (Captain RV Wheatley RAN) as Flotilla Leader for mine clearance operations in Australian, New Guinea and Solomon Islands waters.
- October 14, 1945
The DSC was awarded to LEUT E. J. Peel, RAN, and LCDR S. W. S. Scott, RAN(E), for conspicuous gallantry in the Battle of the Philippines. LEUT Peel’s award was for distinguished service while commanding HMAS GASCOYNE, (frigate), during the action off Luzon in January 1945. LCDR Scott’s award was for hazardous operations while commanding the smallest RAN vessel engaged in the Philippines campaign, ML 1074.