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On This Day - 1945
- September 26, 1945
HMAS STRAHAN was damaged by a mine explosion while sweeping a minefield off the China coast. The ship returned to Hong Kong for repairs.
- September 22, 1945
A BBC announcer described the scene in Tokyo Harbour, after the surrender ceremony:- ‘and there are the four Australian minesweepers BALLARAT, IPSWICH, PIRIE, and CESSNOCK. They are a husky bunch and without them the Fleet could not have operated’.
- September 19, 1945
HMAS SWAN, (sloop), accepted the Japanese surrender at Namatanai, New Ireland.
- September 17, 1945
US Submarines based in Australia during WWII, sank 25 destroyers, 17 frigates, four minesweepers, 10 submarine chasers, torpedo boats, and gunboats. Eighteen Australian-based submarines were lost through enemy action.
- September 14, 1945
HMAS Winter decommissioned in Sydney. She was sold on 25 January 1946.