Lieutenant Commander WOC Roberts talks about his time in HMAS Quiberon. HMAS Quiberon was one of eight Q Class destroyers built for the Royal Navy, and commissioned in to the Royal Australian Navy at Cowes, Isle of Wight, on 6 July 1942. The ship had an active war serving on convoy duty in the North Atlantic, at the North African invasion, and attacking and destroying the Italian submarine, Dessie. At the end of January 1943 Quiberon left the Mediterranean and after refitting at Melbourne, she returned to the Indian Ocean. It was at this time that Lieutenant Commander Roberts joined her as a young sub lieutenant. In this talk, he points out that the NHSA Naval Historical Review already had a good, solid factual account of the ship’s history , so he opted to give an entertaining and personal narrative to support this, with personality portraits and incidents of note. When the war ended in August 1945, Quiberon had steamed 236,000 miles on war service. But post-war, the ship had another life still to come
Recorded 4th February 1977.
Duration of l hour and 9 minutes
More Information: https://www.navyhistory.org.au/hmas-quiberon/