HMAS Anzac (II) proceeded to Wonsan, eastern Korea, where she assumed the duties of Commander Task Element 95.22, the other vessels of the group being US Ships Thompson and Naifeh. Duties of the group were ‘blockade of the east coast of Korea from a point 23 miles south of Songjin to latitude 41°50’N’, being some 34 miles south of the Korean/Siberian border. Operations with TE 95.22 continued until 26 September, when after firing her one thousandth round of 4.5-inch ammunition against the enemy, Anzac (II) parted company for Kure, ending her first tour of duty in the Korean theatre.
HMAS Anzac II
HMAS ANZAC, (Battle class destroyer), fired her guns in war for the first time when she engaged enemy targets at Haelu, in western Korea.
The Battle class destroyer HMAS ANZAC, (CMDR J. Plunket-Cole, RAN), was commissioned. ANZAC was laid down in Williamstown Dockyard, Melbourne, on 23 September 1946, and launched on 20 August 1948. Mrs Collins, (Wife of RADM J. A. Collins RAN), performed the launching ceremony. CMDR Plunket-Cole was appointed Commander, 10th Destroyer Flotilla.
UN operations in Korea commenced. HMA Ships ANZAC, ARUNTA, BATAAN, CONDAMINE, CULGOA, MURCHISON, SHOALHAVEN, SYDNEY, TOBRUK, and WARRAMUNGA, operated with the Commonwealth Task Force.
HMAS ANZAC, (Battle class destroyer), was launched at Williamstown Dockyard, VIC.