HMS Encounter served on the Australia Station and was later commissioned into the RAN. She played a vital role in defence of the eastern coast of Australia, and the anti raider patrols in the South West Pacific. She was regarded as “more beloved than any other unit of our fleet”.
HMAS Penguin I
When I first started work at Garden Island in January 1955, there was a small wharf at the southern end of Riggers Lane known as Kuttabul Steps, not to be
STANDING PROUDLY IN THE GROUNDS of HMAS Penguin at Balmoral, Sydney, is the figurehead of the old Wild Swan Class sloop that gave the establishment its name. It is of