On This Day
1946-1959 > Post WW2
On This Day - 1946-1959
- August 18, 1958
817 Squadron, flying Gannetts, decommissioned..
- August 8, 1958
HMAS HORSHAM, (minesweeper), was sold for breaking up.
- July 18, 1958
The first issue of the RAN’s newspaper, Navy News, was published.
HMAS VENDETTA, (Daring class destroyer), accidentally rammed the caisson of the Albert Dock, at Williamstown Dockyard, VIC, where she was being built. The damage incurred put back her completion date by at least three months. The ship was commissioned on 26 November 1958.
- July 4, 1958
HMAS WARRAMUNGA, (destroyer), represented Australia at the 12th anniversary of the Philippines’ Republic.
- May 13, 1958
CAPT C. M. Hudson, RAN, commanding HMAS QUEENBOROUGH, (frigate), suffered a stroke while the ship was at sea off Point Gellibrand. The Executive Officer, LCDR V. A. Parker, RAN, was required to assume command.