HMAS Tide Austral was renamed HMAS Supply. The name Supply was selected to commemorate the ship of the same name that accompanied the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788.
The Bird, (ex-RN Ton), class minesweeper HMAS IBIS, (LCDR M.B. Rayment, RAN), was commissioned. IBIS, (as HMS SINGLETON), was laid down in Montrose Shipyard Ltd, Scotland, in October 1953, and launched on 18 November 1955.