HMAS Ibis (M 1183)

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History
United Kingdom
Name: Singleton
Builder: Montrose Shipyard
Launched: 18 November 1955
Fate: Sold to Australia
Australia
Name: Ibis
Acquired: 1961
Commissioned: 7 September 1962
Decommissioned: 4 May 1984
Motto: "Safe Waters"
Honours and
awards:
Fate: Decommissioned
General characteristics
Class and type: Ton-class minesweeper
Displacement: 440 tons
Length: 152 ft (46 m)
Beam: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Draught: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Propulsion: Originally Mirrlees diesel, later Napier Deltic, producing 3,000 shp (2,200 kW) on each of two shafts
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 33
Armament:

HMAS Ibis (M 1183) was a Ton-class minesweeper built by the Montrose Shipyard, launched on 18 November 1955, and commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS Singleton.

The ship was purchased by Australia in 1961, and commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy as HMAS Ibis on 7 September 1962.

During the mid-1960s, Ibis was one of several ships operating in support of the Malaysian government during the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation. This service was later recognised with the battle honour "Malaysia 1964–66".[1][2]

Ibis was decommissioned on 4 May 1984.


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.