HMAS Shoalhaven (K535)

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Career (Australia)
Namesake: Shoalhaven River
Builder: Walkers Limited
Laid down: 18 December 1943
Launched: 14 December 1944
Commissioned: 2 May 1946
Decommissioned: 19 December 1955
Honours and
awards:
Battle honours:
Korea 1950
Fate: Sold to H. C. Sleigh and Company
General characteristics
Class & type: River class frigate (Australian variant)

HMAS Shoalhaven (K535/M535/F535), named for the Shoalhaven River in New South Wales, was a River class frigate laid down by Walkers Limited at Maryborough, Queensland on 18 December 1943, launched on 14 December 1944 by Senator Dorothy Tangney and commissioned at Urangan Pier in Hervey Bay in Queensland on 2 May 1946.

The ship operated during the Korean War, and received the battle honour "Korea 1950".[1][2]

HMAS Shoalhaven paid off to reserve on 19 December 1955, and was sold to H. C. Sleigh and Company, acting on behalf of Mitsubishi Australia Propriety Limited, in January 1962.

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  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". Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 

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