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|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Builder:||Philip and Son, Dartmouth|
|Launched:||28 February 1955|
|Fate:||Sold to Australia|
|Commissioned:||30 August 1962|
|Decommissioned:||14 August 1970|
|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
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The ship was purchased by the RAN in 1961, and was commissioned as HMAS Teal on 30 August 1962.
During the mid-1960s, Teal was one of several ships operating in support of the Malaysian government during the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation. She fought an action on 13 December 1964 with two Indonesian sampans, capturing one. This service was later recognised with the battle honour "Malaysia 1964–66".
Decommissioning and fate
HMAS Teal paid off on 14 August 1970. Teal was sold to Ian and Gary Baker, Tasmania. The vessal was transported to Tasmania where she was later sold. Currently (November 2014) operating as M/Y Teal, a research and training ship for Girne University Cyprus.
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- "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.