- Ware, John
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- RAN Ships
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- August 1972 edition of the Naval Historical Review (all rights reserved)
Diamantina recommissioned on 22nd June 1959, and commenced oceanographic survey duty, mainly off the West Australian coast and in the Indian Ocean and Java Sea. She carried CSIRO technicians during most of these surveys, but also assisted the Australian Army Survey team on the north west coast of Australia.
Between survey cruises, Diamantina assisted in the training programme, giving junior recruits from HMAS Leeuwin the opportunity to train at sea.
In March 1963, she was escort to the Royal Yacht Britannia during the Royal visit to West Australia.
Since then Diamantina has continued with a regular routine of survey and training cruises, including eight visits to Singapore, one to Colombo and Mauritius, one to Subic Bay (Philippines) and Hong Kong, one to Noumea and two to New Guinea.
On 1st October 1971 officers and sailors from Diamantina participated in the Christmas Island Territory Day celebrations. The ship visited Djakarta in November 1971 when problems of mutual interest were discussed with officers of the Indonesian Navy.
To the end of January 1972 Diamantina had steamed 380,677 miles since recommissioning in 1959 and 409,852 miles since first commissioning.