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
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 […]
The hulk of HMAS PENGUIN, (composite screw corvette), was burnt at Kerosene Bay, Sydney.
The administration of the following Sydney Naval Establishments was transferred to the Naval Board of the Commonwealth of Australia; Garden Island Dockyard; Royal Edward Victualling Yard; Naval Ordnance Depot; Spectacle […]