The County class cruiser HMAS AUSTRALIA, (CAPT F. W. H. Goolden, RN), was commissioned. AUSTRALIA was laid down in John Brown Yard, Clydebank, Scotland, on 9 June 1925, and launched
HMAS Australia II
HMAS AUSTRALIA, (cruiser), was launched at Clydebank, Scotland.
LCDR F. C. Darley, RN, was killed while leading a boarding party to recapture a British river steamer, seized by Chinese pirates at Wanhsien. Darley distinguished himself in HMAS AUSTRALIA,
The Australian Government approved the building of two Kent class cruisers for the RAN. These were later commissioned as HMAS AUSTRALIA, and HMAS CANBERRA.