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”.
The first National Submarine Reunion was held at HMAS PLATYPUS, (submarine base), Sydney
The Australian Submarine Museum was opened at HMAS PLATYPUS, (submarine base),in Sydney.
HMAS PLATYPUS was built in England during WWI as a Submarine Tender to the ’J’ class Submarines and as such she had workshops, oil stowage and storage for torpedoes. Platypus […]