HMAS Koala

Summary

HMAS Koala was a Bar-class boom defence vessel operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during World War II. She was constructed by Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Company, Sydney, and launched on 14 November 1939.[1] The ship served in Darwin during World War II, and received the battle honour "Darwin 1942–43".[2][3] She was sold in 1969 and was sunk during the Brisbane floods in 1974.

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HMAS Koala in November 1946
History
Australia
NameKoala
NamesakeThe Koala
Laid down21 June 1939
Launched14 November 1939
Commissioned7 February 1940
Honours and
awards
  • Battle honours:
  • Darwin 1942–43
FateSold into civilian service in 1969
History
Australia
FateSunk during floods in 1974
General characteristics
Class and typeBar-class boom defence vessel
Tonnage768 tons
Length173.9 ft (53 m)
Beam32.3 ft (10 m)
Depth11.3 ft (3 m)
Armament

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ "The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 6 November 1939, p.10". Retrieved 9 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Navy Marks 109th Birthday With Historic Changes To Battle Honours". Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Royal Australian Navy Ship/Unit Battle Honours" (PDF). Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012.

ReferencesEdit

  • http://www.naa.gov.au/naaresources/Publications/research_guides/guides/dockyard/pages/chapter03/koala.htm