On This Day
1960-1975 > Vietnam era
On This Day - 1960-1975
- September 7, 1962
HMAS Tide Austral was renamed HMAS Supply. The name Supply was selected to commemorate the ship of the same name that accompanied the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788.
The Bird, (ex-RN Ton), class minesweeper HMAS IBIS, (LCDR M.B. Rayment, RAN), was commissioned. IBIS, (as HMS SINGLETON), was laid down in Montrose Shipyard Ltd, Scotland, in October 1953, and launched on 18 November 1955.
- September 6, 1962
The first flight of an RAN Wessex was by LCDR John Salthouse and took place in Yeovil, England (near the Westland Factory)
- September 4, 1962
First Wessex helicopter delivered to the RAN FAA
- August 30, 1962
The Bird, (ex-RN Ton), class minesweeper HMAS TEAL, (LEUT J. G. Staxcey, RAN), was commissioned. TEAL, (as HMS JACKTON), was laid down in Philip & Son Ltd, Dartmouth, England, in January 1953, and launched on 28 February 1955. She was purchased for the RAN IN 1962.
- August 23, 1962
HMAS SWAN, (sloop), was paid off for disposal in Sydney.