On This Day
1946-1959 > Post WW2
On This Day - 1946-1959
- November 25, 1959
The Defence Forces Retirement Benefits Bill was passed by the Australian Parliament. This was the first comprehensive retirement scheme for all ranks of the RAN.
- November 13, 1959
HMAS DIAMANTINA, (oceanographic survey ship), obtained samples from the sea floor at a depth of 5,706 m off Bali.
- November 7, 1959
HMAS WARRAMUNGA, (Tribal class destroyer), was paid off for disposal at Sydney.
- September 26, 1959
HMAS QUIBERON, (frigate), escorted the Bass Strait ferry PRINCESS OF TASMANIA on her maiden voyage from Melbourne to Devonport.
- August 18, 1959
817 squadron, flying the Fairey Gannet AS.1, decommissioned.