On This Day
1946-1959 > Post WW2
On This Day - 1946-1959
- March 3, 1946
HMAS TOLGA, (auxiliary minesweeper), was scuttled off New Guinea by HMAS CONDAMINE.
- February 26, 1946
HMAS ADELAIDE, (light cruiser), was paid off for breaking up.
- February 22, 1946
The modified River class frigate HMAS CONDAMINE, (LCDR R. J. Hodge, RAN), was commissioned. CONDAMINE was laid down in the State Dockyard, Newcastle, NSW, on 30 October 1943, and launched on 4 November 1944.
- February 20, 1946
The armament store-carrier HMAS WOOMERA, was commissioned. WOOMERA was allocated to the Australian Army, and named ASHBURTON, and taken over by the RAN on 23 January 1946.
- February 11, 1946
HMAS Wollongong paid off at Sydney in preparation for transfer to the Royal Netherlands Navy. Renamed Banda, she served with the Royal Netherlands Navy until April 1950 when she was handed over to the newly created Indonesian Navy, being renamed Radjawali. ‘Jane’s Fighting Ships’ reported that Radjawali arrived at Hong Kong in April 1968 for scrapping.