A95 RFA Tide Austral

UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

1962 to 1985 - AU RAN - O 195 HMAS Supply    



1955 to 1962    


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History of AU O 195 HMAS Supply

1951-jan-19Ordered

History of UK A95 RFA Tide Austral

1952-aug-5Laid downoriginally to become RAFA Tide Austral
1954-sep-1Launched
1955-may-28Commissionedas RFA Tide Austral on loan from Australia
1962Fate: transferedto Royal Australian Navy
1962-aug-14Decommissionedin preparation for return to RAN

History of AU O 195 HMAS Supply

1962-aug-15Commissionedinto RAN as HMAS Tide Austral at Southampton
1962-sep-7renamed HMAS Supply, in service
1962-oct-1Deploymentleft HMNB Portsmouth in compnay with 6 RAN minesweepers for Oz, via Suez, arriving Sydney 6 Dec 1962
1962-dec-11Refitfollowing voyage from UK, at Cockatoo Island Dockyard, until Jan 1963.
1968-sep-20DeploymentExercise Exercise Coral Sands participated in Exercise Coral Sands, until 13 Oct.
1968-nov-1Refitat Cockatoo Island Dockyard, until 8 Apr 1969
1969-nov-28Refitat Cockatoo Island Dockyard, until 24 Apr 1970
1970-dec-16Refitat Cockatoo Island Dockyard, until 16 Nov 1971
1973Refitbridge rebuilt, until 1974
1973-jun-29DeploymentMururoa Atoll Rendezvous with HMNZS Otago and sailed in company towards Mururoa Atoll to support Australian monitoring of the French nuclear tests.
1975-janDeploymentAUDarwin Intl Darwin area 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-18Refitat Cockatoo Island Dockyard, until 24 Aug 1977
1979Refitmidships gantries and forward 40mm guns removed, new radar installed.
1985-dec-16Decommissioned
1987-febFate: scrappedscrapped in Taiwan



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