HMAS Encounter (naval base)

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HMAS Encounter
Birkenhead, South Australia
Near Port Adelaide, in Australia
HMAS Encounter is located in South Australia
HMAS Encounter
HMAS Encounter
Coordinates34°50′21″S 138°29′53″E / 34.839088°S 138.498012°E / -34.839088; 138.498012Coordinates: 34°50′21″S 138°29′53″E / 34.839088°S 138.498012°E / -34.839088; 138.498012
TypeNaval depot
Site information
Operator Royal Australian Navy
Site history
In use
  • HMAS Cerberus IV (13 September 1939 (1939-09-13) – 1 August 1940 (1940-08-01))
  • HMAS Torrens (1 August 1940 (1940-08-01) – 1 March 1965 (1965-03-01))
  • HMAS Encounter (1 March 1965 (1965-03-01) – 21 March 1994 (1994-03-21))
Fate

HMAS Encounter is a former Royal Australian Navy (RAN) depot located in Birkenhead, South Australia, Australia, in operation between 1965 and 1994.[1]

Formerly HMAS Torrens commissioned in August 1940 before being commissioned as HMAS Encounter in 1965.

With the base closure in June 1994, a Navy Support Office South Australia was established in Keswick Barracks.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "HMAS Encounter – Decommissioning at Port Adelaide". Naval Historical Review. Naval Historical Society of Australia. June 1994. Retrieved 11 August 2017.

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