HMAS Koala

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HMAS Koala by Allan Green SLV H91.108 561.jpeg
HMAS Koala in November 1946
Career (Australia)
Name: Koala
Namesake: The Koala
Laid down: 21 June 1939
Launched: 14 November 1939
Commissioned: 7 February 1940
Honours and
awards:
Battle honours:
Darwin 1942-43
Fate: Sold into civilian service in 1969
Career (Australia)
Fate: sunk during floods in 1974
General characteristics
Class & type: Bar-class boom defence vessel
Tonnage: 768 tons
Length: 173.9 ft (53 m)
Beam: 32.3 ft (10 m)
Depth: 11.3 ft (3 m)
Armament: 1 × 12-pounder gun
1 × .303-inch Vickers machine gun
1 × .30 inch Marlin machine gun

HMAS Koala was a Bar-class boom defence vessel operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during World War II. She was constructed by Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Company, Sydney, and launched on 14 November 1939.[1] The ship served in Darwin during World War II, and received the battle honour "Darwin 1942-43".[2][3] She was sold in 1969 and was sunk during the Brisbane floods in 1974.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 6 November 1939, p.10.". Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "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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