On This Day
1946-1959 > Post WW2
On This Day - 1946-1959
- April 3, 1946
HMAS Kiama paid off into Reserve. In her two years and two months of service Kiama steamed 60,882 miles and was underway for 6369 hours. In May 1952, without again being brought into seagoing commission, Kiama was transferred to the Royal New Zealand Navy. She paid off from the Royal New Zealand Navy on 19 August 1976 for disposal.
- April 1, 1946
HMAS TOLGA, (auxiliary minesweeper), was scuttled in New Guinea waters “because she had deteriorated so badly it was considered dangerous to attempt to run her home”.
- March 26, 1946
HMAS Bundaberg paid off at Brisbane, having steamed 112,199 miles since commissioning. On 4 November 1947 Bundaberg, under tow by her sister ship HMAS Katoomba, departed Brisbane for Sydney, where the vessels arrived on 7 November. Bundaberg remained in Reserve at Sydney. The ship was sold for scrap on 6 January 1961 to Kinoshita (Aust) Pty Ltd.
HMAS Stawell paid off at Brisbane. Stawell was transferred to the Royal New Zealand Navy in May 1952 and commissioned as HMNZS Stawell. In the late 1950s she paid off into Reserve. In July 1968 she was sold to Pacific Scrap Ltd of Auckland and broken up.
- March 14, 1946
HMAS Moresby paid off and on 3 February 1947 she was sold for breaking up to Broken Hill Pty Co Ltd. She was subsequently scrapped at Newcastle, NSW
- March 6, 1946
HMAS Poyang decommissioned in Sydney. She was then handed over to the Ministry of War Transport in August before being returned to her owners.