HMAS Teal

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Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Jackton
Builder: Philip and Son, Dartmouth
Launched: 28 February 1955
Fate: Sold to Australia
Career (Australia)
Name: Teal
Acquired: 1961
Commissioned: 30 August 1962
Decommissioned: 14 August 1970
Honours and
awards:
Battle honours:
Malaysia 1964-66
Fate: Decommissioned
General characteristics
Class & type: Ton class minesweeper
Displacement: 440 tons
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)
Complement: 33
Armament: 1 × Bofors 40 mm gun
1 × Oerlikon 20 mm cannon
1 × M2 Browning machine gun

HMAS Teal (M 1152) (formerly HMS Jackton) was a Ton class minesweeper operated by the Royal Navy (RN) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Construction[edit]

The vessel was built by Philip and Son, Dartmouth and launched on 28 February 1955, and commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS Jackton.

Operational history[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Australia[edit]

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".[1][2]

Decommissioning and fate[edit]

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.

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