HMAS Hawk

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Two ships of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) have been named HMAS Hawk:

  • HMAS Hawk, formerly HMAS Vigilant, an auxiliary patrol boat commissioned in 1940 and operating under the Hawk name from March until November 1945, when she was decommissioned
  • HMAS Hawk (M 1139), formerly HMS Gamston and HMS Somerlyton, was commissioned into the RAN in 1961, and decommissioned in 1972

Battle honours[edit]

Ships named HMAS Hawk are entitled to carry a single battle honour:[1][2]

See also[edit]

  • HMS Hawk, several ships of the Royal Navy
  • USS Hawk, several ships of the United States Navy

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