HMAS Kanimbla

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Two ships of the Royal Australian Navy have been named HMAS Kanimbla, for the Kanimbla Valley in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales:

  • HMAS Kanimbla (F23), a passenger liner launched in 1935, requisitioned by the Royal Navy as an armed merchant cruiser in 1939, converted into a RAN landing ship in 1943, and returned to owners in 1950
  • HMAS Kanimbla (L 51), an amphibious transport ship acquired from the United States in 1994 and decommissioned in 2011

Battle honours[edit]

Ships named HMAS Kanimbla are entitled to carry seven battle honours:[1][2]

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.