A spartan Christmas was the lot of HMAS HUON, (torpedo boat destroyer), in Malayan waters:- ‘On patrol-dirty weather -had bully beef and biscuits and some duff knocked up by ourselves’.
HMAS Huon I
HMA Ships HUON, SWAN, and TORRENS, (torpedo boat destroyers), joined the contraband patrol at Sandakan.
The River class destroyer HMAS HUON, was commissioned. HUON was laid down in Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney, on 23 January 1913, and launched as HMAS DERWENT on 19 December 1914.
HMAS WARREGO’s re-launching ceremony was conducted by Mrs. G. F. Pearce, wife of the Minister for Defence at Cockatoo Island. The ship built at Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering, Govan, Scotland had