HMAS Koala in November 1946
|Laid down:||21 June 1939|
|Launched:||14 November 1939|
|Commissioned:||7 February 1940|
|Fate:||Sold into civilian service in 1969|
|Fate:||sunk during floods in 1974|
|Class & type:||Bar-class boom defence vessel|
|Length:||173.9 ft (53 m)|
|Beam:||32.3 ft (10 m)|
|Depth:||11.3 ft (3 m)|
HMAS Koala was a Bar-class boom defence vessel operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during World War II. She was constructed by Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Company, Sydney, and launched on 14 November 1939. The ship served in Darwin during World War II, and received the battle honour "Darwin 1942-43". She was sold in 1969 and was sunk during the Brisbane floods in 1974.
- "The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 6 November 1939, p.10.". Retrieved 9 August 2010.
- "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.
- "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.
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