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HMAS Australia - World Naval Ships Directory

HMAS Australia

Name : HMAS Australia
Laid Down : 26th June 1910
Launched : 25th October 1911
Completed : 21st June 1913
Type : Battleship
Class : Indefatigable
Builder : John Brown
Country : Australia
Pennants : C6, 09, 81
Fate : Sunk as target 12th April 1924.

Built by John Brown on the Clyde, laid down on the 23rd June 1910 and launched 25th October 1911 completed June 1913. was to be the new Flagship of the Australian navy, at the outbreak of world war one, she became the flagship of the North American and west Indies station. Following this role she became the flagship of the combines Australian and new Zealand force in the Pacific set up to counter the threat from the German Squadron under Von Spee. After the Battle of the Falklands she joined the search for the German Supply ships of von Spees squadron. after this role she joined the 2nd battle Cruiser squadron of the Grand Fleet as Flagship. Missing at the Battle of Jutland as she was being repaired after her collision with her sister ship HMS New Zealand. After the war she returned to Australia as flagship in 1919 but under the Disarmament treaty of Washington she was ceremonially scuttled off Sydney Heads on 12th April 1924.

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Crew members of HMAS Australia.

Timeline Entries :


26th June 1910 - Laid down at John Brown and Company
25th October 1911 - Launched
17th February 1913 - Sailed Clydebank for Greenock
20th February 1913 - Arrived Plymouth
12th March 1913 - Sailed Plymouth for Portsmouth
14th March 1913 - Trials at Portsmouth
19th March 1913 - Gun Trials at Portsmouth
20th March 1913 - Torpedo trials at Portsmouth
22nd March 1913 - Coaled and prepared to return to Greenock
24th March 1913 - Arrived Greenock
21st June 1913 - Commissioned
21st June 1913 - Completed
15th May 1919 - Arrived Colombo
18th May 1919 - Sailed Colombo for Fremantle
25th February 1921 - Sailed Garden Island for Western Point

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Last edited : 15:34, October 12, 2012
By : DataStream

First Added : 13:29, January 29, 2011
By : kc


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