A View from the Accounts Branch IT WAS IN 1933 that I first became acquainted with the Royal Australian Navy and HMA Naval Establishments at Garden Island. At that time
HMAS AUSTRALIA, (cruiser), and the merchant ship SOMERSET, collided off Garden Island, Sydney. Damage to both vessels was slight.
The Australian Government approved the building of the Captain Cook Graving Dock between Potts Point and Garden Island Navy Base, Sydney.