HMAS Yarra

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Four ships of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) have been named HMAS Yarra after the Yarra River in Victoria.

  • HMAS Yarra (D79), a River-class torpedo boat destroyer commissioned into the Australian Commonwealth Naval Forces in 1910, transferred to the RAN on its foundation in 1911, operated until 1929, and scuttled
  • HMAS Yarra (U77), a Grimsby-class sloop commissioned in 1936 and was lost on 4 March 1942 while defending a convoy from five Japanese warships
  • HMAS Yarra (DE 45), a River-class destroyer escort commissioned in 1961 and in service until 1985
  • HMAS Yarra (M 87), a Huon-class minehunter commissioned in 2003 and in active service as of 2016

Battle honours[edit]

Five battle honours have been awarded to ships named HMAS Yarra:[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.