On This Day
1919-1938 > Depresssion and between the wars
On This Day - 1919-1938
- March 11, 1919
HMAS PLATYPUS was commissioned as a submarine depot ship, and HMAS KURUMBA as oiler for the flotilla of “J” class submarines presented to the RAN as a gift by the British Admiralty.
- March 7, 1919
HMAS Melbourne’s service in the European theatre ended when she departed Devonport for Australia, finally entering Sydney Harbour on 21 May 1919 after a leisurely cruise via Suez, Singapore and Darwin
- February 9, 1919
HMS VENDETTA, later HMAS VENDETTA, (destroyer), engaged Bolshevik ground troops with gunfire at Windau in the Baltic to relieve Red Army pressure on the Lettish Army.
- January 14, 1919
HMAS FANTOME, (survey ship), resumed survey duties after WW1.
- January 8, 1919
HMA Ships PARRAMATTA and HUON, (torpedo boat destroyers), were damaged in a gale off Cape Finisterre and put into the Spanish port of Ferrol for repairs.
The Admiralty presented six J class submarines to the RAN as a gift.