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  • 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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