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HMAS Shoalhaven (K535/M535/F535), named for the Shoalhaven River in New South Wales, was a Bay class frigate laid down by Walkers Limited at Maryborough in Queensland on 18 December 1943, launched on 14 December 1944 by Senator Dorothy Tangney and commissioned at Urangan Jetty in Hervey Bay in Queensland on 2 May 1946. Shoalhaven was the first Australian asset offered for UN service during the Korean War. Shoalhaven paid off to reserve on 19 December 1955, and was sold in January 1962