The aircraft carrier HMAS MELBOURNE, (ex-HMS MAJESTIC,), was commissioned. MAJESTIC was laid down in Vickers Armstrong Yard, Barrow in Furness, England, on 15 April 1943, and launched on 28 February 1945. Lady Anderson, (Wife of the Chancellor of the Exchequer), performed the launching ceremony. She was renamed MELBOURNE, (CAPT G. G. O. Gatacre, DSO, DSC, RAN), in Barrow in Furness, by Lady White, (Wife of Sir Thomas White, High Commissioner for Australia in the United Kingdom).
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