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Career (Australia)
Builder: A.McFarlane and Sons, Birkenhead
Commissioned: 12 June 1944
General characteristics
Class and type: Harbour Defence Motor Launch
Displacement: 58 tons
Armament: 2 x 20mm
2 x machine guns
8 depth charges

HMAS HDML 1324, also known as Nepean was a 58-ton Harbour Defence Motor Launch of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Built by A.McFarlane and Sons, Birkenhead, South Australia and commissioned into the RAN on 12 June 1944. She was at the Timor surrender of the Japanese occupying forces in 1945. She was later reclassified as a Seaward Defence Boat. Parts from HDML 1324 were used to refit SDB 1325.[1]


  1. ^ Gillett 1986, p. 37.


  • Gillett, Ross (1986). Australia's armed forces of the eighties. Brookvale: Child & Henry. ISBN 0867770813.