HMAS Cerberus

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HMAS Cerberus is the name given to a number of Royal Australian Navy ships and shore establishments, after the mythological Cerberus.

The Cerberus name was also given to a number of subsidiary depots and auxiliary vessels. These units were identified with Roman numerals.

  • HMAS Cerberus II was the gunboat HMAS Protector, renamed on 1 April 1921 as Cerberus II until reverting to Protector in 1924
  • HMAS Cerberus III, the Naval Reserve Depot at Port Melbourne, was commissioned as HMAS Lonsdale on 1 August 1940
  • HMAS Cerberus III was the tug Kooronga
  • HMAS Cerberus IV was the tug TB 10
  • HMAS Cerberus V, the Naval Reserve Depot at Freemantle, was commissioned HMAS Leeuwin on 1 August 1940
  • HMAS Cerberus V was the tug TB 1536 Dooen transferred from the Australian Army in 1958
  • HMAS Cerberus VI was the naval depot in Hobart; later renamed HMAS Derwent, then HMAS Huon