HMA Ships Australia, Canberra and Adelaide searched for suspected German minelayers off Gabo Island from the 10th to the 13th. Following the sighting HMA Ships SWAN and YARRA commenced the
HMAS Swan II
The ‘Declaration of war on Germany’ was issued. The Imperial war telegram was received in Canberra at 2150. It read; ‘Total Germany, repeat, total Germany’. At 2115 in a radio
The Grimsby class escort sloop, HMAS SWAN, (CMDR R. R. Dowling, RAN), was commissioned. SWAN was laid down in Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney, 1 May 1935, and launched on 28
HMAS SWAN, (sloop), was launched at Cockatoo Island, Sydney.