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UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryA95RFA Tide Austral19551962
AU RAN O 195 HMAS Supply 19621985

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1951-jan-19OrderedAU O 195 HMAS Supply
1952-aug-5Laid downUK A95 RFA Tide Austral originally to become RAFA Tide Austral
1954-sep-1LaunchedUK A95 RFA Tide Austral
1955-may-28CommissionedUK A95 RFA Tide Austral as RFA Tide Austral on loan from Australia
1962Fate: transferedUK A95 RFA Tide Austral to Royal Australian Navy
1962-aug-14DecommissionedUK A95 RFA Tide Austral in preparation for return to RAN
1962-aug-15CommissionedAU O 195 HMAS Supply into RAN as HMAS Tide Austral at Southampton
1962-sep-7AU O 195 HMAS Supply renamed HMAS Supply, in service
1962-oct-1DeploymentAU O 195 HMAS Supply left HMNB Portsmouth in compnay with 6 RAN minesweepers for Oz, via Suez, arriving Sydney 6 Dec 1962
1962-dec-11RefitAU O 195 HMAS Supply following voyage from UK, at Cockatoo Island Dockyard, until Jan 1963.
1968-sep-20DeploymentAU O 195 HMAS Supply Exercise Coral Sands participated in Exercise Coral Sands, until 13 Oct.
1968-nov-1RefitAU O 195 HMAS Supply at Cockatoo Island Dockyard, until 8 Apr 1969
1969-nov-28RefitAU O 195 HMAS Supply at Cockatoo Island Dockyard, until 24 Apr 1970
1970-dec-16RefitAU O 195 HMAS Supply at Cockatoo Island Dockyard, until 16 Nov 1971
1973RefitAU O 195 HMAS Supply bridge rebuilt, until 1974
1973-jun-29DeploymentAU O 195 HMAS Supply Rendezvous with HMNZS Otago and sailed in company towards Mururoa Atoll to support Australian monitoring of the French nuclear tests.
1975-janDeploymentAU O 195 HMAS Supply Cyclone Tracy relief operations Departed Sydney on 27 Dec 1974 for Darwin. Arrived on station early Jan 1975 and remained active until 30 Jan 1975.
1977-apr-18RefitAU O 195 HMAS Supply at Cockatoo Island Dockyard, until 24 Aug 1977
1979RefitAU O 195 HMAS Supply midships gantries and forward 40mm guns removed, new radar installed.
1985-dec-16DecommissionedAU O 195 HMAS Supply
1987-febFate: scrappedAU O 195 HMAS Supply scrapped in Taiwan

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