On This Day
1946-1959 > Post WW2
On This Day - 1946-1959
- February 24, 1959
VADM Sir Henry Burrell, CB, OBE, was appointed as Chief of Naval Staff.
- January 31, 1959
HMAS PARRAMATTA, (destroyer escort), was commissioned at Sydney. PARRAMATTA was the second ship of her class built in Australia.
- December 3, 1958
HMAS Kookaburra paid off at Sydney and without any further sea-going service was removed from the Navy list and declared for disposal on 24 June 1965.
- December 1, 1958
808 Squadron, flying Sea Venoms, decommissioned at Nowra.
- November 26, 1958
The Daring class destroyer HMAS VENDETTA, (CAPT R. J. Robertson, DSC, RAN), was commissioned.
VENDETTA was laid down in Williamstown Dockyard, VIC, on 4 July 1949, and launched on 3 May 1954. Mrs Nancy Waller, (Wife of CAPT H. M. L. Waller, DSO, RAN), performed the launching ceremony.