War correspondent John Pacini was in Napier when he wrote this article in 1945. The Allied Fleets were steaming for Tokyo and World War II was in its last days.
HMS NAPIER, (destroyer), formerly HMAS NAPIER, was paid off for disposal.
HMAS QUALITY was commissioned into the RAN after service in the RN. She replaced HMAS NAPIER on transfer to the RAN.
HMAS Napier was decommissioned and returned to the Royal Navy after 5 years service for the RAN