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. Currently (November 2014) operating as M/Y Teal, a research and training ship for Girne University Cyprus.

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.