|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Builder:||J. S. Doig Limited|
|Fate:||Sold to Australia|
|Commissioned:||19 July 1962|
|Decommissioned:||7 November 1969|
|Class & type:||Ton class minesweeper|
|Length:||152 ft (46 m)|
|Beam:||28 ft (8.5 m)|
|Draught:||8 ft (2.4 m)|
|Propulsion:||Originally Mirrlees diesel, later Napier Deltic, producing 3,000 shp (2,200 kW) on each of two shafts|
|Speed:||15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
|Armament:||1 × Bofors 40 mm gun
1 × Oerlikon 20 mm cannon
1 × M2 Browning machine gun
The ship was built by J. S. Doig Limited at Grimsby, England for the RN. The ship was commissioned as HMS Swanston.
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The minesweeper was sold to the RAN in 1961, and was recommissioned as HMAS Gull on 19 July 1962.
During the mid-1960s, Gull was one of several ships operating in support of the Malaysian government during the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation. This service was later recognised with the battle honour "Malaysia 1964-66".
Decommissioning and fate
HMAS Gull paid off on 7 November 1969.
- "Navy Marks 109th Birthday With Historic Changes To Battle Honours". Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
- "Royal Australian Navy Ship/Unit Battle Honours". Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
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