HMAS Paluma

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Four Australian naval vessels have been named HMAS Paluma after an Aboriginal word meaning "thunder";

  • HMQS Paluma was a gunboat built for the Queensland colonial navy in 1884. She was acquired by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 1913, and was sold into civilian service in 1916.
  • HMAS Paluma (1941), an auxiliary patrol boat built in 1941
  • HMAS Paluma (1946), formerly Motor Stores Lighter No. 252 (MSL 252), was altered during construction into a survey ship, and completed in 1945
  • HMAS Paluma (A 01), lead ship of the Paluma-class of motor launches, built in 1989 and in service as of 2015

Battle honours[edit]

Ships named HMAS Paluma are entitled to bear a single battle honour:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Royal Australian Navy Ship/Unit Battle Honours" (PDF). Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012.