HMAS Kookaburra

HMAS Kookaburra

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HMAS Kookaburra (A331) was a Net-class boom defence vessel of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), which served during World War II.

Construction

Kookaburra was of three ships ordered by the Royal Australian Navy for use as boom-net defence vessels.David Stevens (2005). A Critical Vulnerability, pg 103 She was laid down by Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Co. in Sydney on 4 April 1938, launched on 29 October 1938, and commissioned into the RAN on 28 February 1939.Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Kookaburra (I)

Operational history

Originally used as boom defence ship and anti-submarine training vessel in Sydney, Kookaburra was transferred to Darwin in April 1940. Kookaburra received the battle honour "Darwin 1942-43" for her wartime service.

On 15 January 1946, Kookaburra was paid off into reserve, was briefly recommissioned for a voyage to Sydney in 1950, and underwent conversion to a "Special Duties Vessel". Kookaburra was recommissioned again on 11 May 1956 as a survey and general duties ship.

In July 1952, the ship visited...
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