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Ships with the Q names that I can remember were Australian but was the destroyer Quickmatch one of theirs or was she RN during WW2 and was she later transferred to Australia?
Built by White's 11/4/42 R.A.N 1942.
HMAS Quickmatch (G92/D21/D292/F04), named for the quick-match, a fast burning match used for lighting cannon, was a Q class destroyer laid down by J. Samuel White and Company Limited of Cowes on the Isle of Wight in England on 6 February 1941.
She was launched on 11 April 1942 by Mrs. Shearman, and commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) on 14 September 1942. Despite being commissioned into the RAN, Quickmatch remained the property of the British government until the early 1950s, when she was gifted to the RAN.
Dave - not all the Q-class ships served with the RAN. Three were given to them on completion and two others were in 1945.
What was the names of the Q-class ships that the RAN had in their fleet that were serving in Hong Kong/Singapore waters in 1958, my memory is getting worse, we use to exercise with 2 destroyers out there, QUIBERON was one of them, yet QUICKMATCH keeps coming back to me, am I right? :confused:
Hi everyone, 1 or 2 names missing from your list,
Quail, Quality, Quentin, Quiberon, Quilliam, Quorn also not forgetting Quebec and the carrier Hms Queen. Lastly Hms Queen Elizabeth battleship.
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