On This Day
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On This Day - 1946-1959
- December 7, 1959
HMAS Warramunga paid off. After 18 months in reserve she was declared for disposal on 22 May 1961. On 15 February 1963 she was sold to the Japanese firm Kinoshita & Co Ltd for breaking up and subsequently left Sydney under tow for Japan.
- 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.
- October 20, 1959
The RAN’s three Daring Class destroyers operated together for the first time, when Vendetta II, Vampire II and Voyager II conducted a series of exercises and manoeuvres in Jervis Bay area, the trio now forming the 9th Destroyer Squadron