HMAS Anzac (D59)

HMAS Anzac (D59)

HMAS "Anzac" (D59) was a "Battle" class destroyer (named "Anzac" class in the RAN) of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).


"Anzac" was laid down by the Williamstown Naval Dockyard at Melbourne in Victoria on 23 September 1946, launched on 20 August 1948 by Mrs. J. A. Collins, wife of the Chief of the Naval Staff and commissioned on 14 March 1951 but not accepted by the Royal Australian Navy until 22 March.

Operational history

In September 1960, "Anzac" was performing gunnnery exercises with sister ship HMAS "Tobruk".cite book |last=Frame |first=Tom |title=Where fate calls: the HMAS Voyager tragedy |year=1992 |publisher=Hodder & Stoughton |location=Rydalmere, NSW |pages=pp. 36-37 |isbn=0340549688 |oclc=] A malfunction in "Anzac"’s gun direction equipment negated the deliberate 6 degree mis-aiming of her guns, with the resulting shell hitting "Tobruk" and doing enough damage to the destroyer to make repairs uneconomical. Two of "Anzac"’s crew were charged by the Naval Board, while "Tobruk" was decommissioned a month later.

Decommissioning and fate

"Anzac" paid off at Sydney on 4 October 1974, was sold to the Hifirm Corporation Limited of Hong Kong on 24 November 1975, and departed Sydney on 30 December 1975 under tow by a Japanese tug.


External links

* [ HMAS Anzac]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • HMAS Anzac — Three ships of the Royal Australian Navy have been named HMAS Anzac after the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC).* HMAS Anzac (1920), the first ship to bear this name, was an Anzac class destroyer commissioned into the Royal Navy as… …   Wikipedia

  • ANZAC — army formations and units include both Australian and New Zealand troops. The term ANZAC originated as an acronym for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, an army corps of Australian and New Zealand troops who fought against the Turks in… …   Wikipedia

  • D59 — or D 59 may be: HMAS Anzac (D59), a Battle class destroyer of the Royal Australian Navy HMCS Skeena (D59), an A class destroyer of the Royal Canadian Navy Queen s Gambit Declined, in the classification system of the Encyclopaedia of Chess… …   Wikipedia

  • Williamstown Dockyard — was one of Australia s principal ship building yards at Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. The Colony of Victoria decided to construct a large slipway at Williamstown to provide ship repair facilities in 1856 and the Government Patent Slip was… …   Wikipedia

  • АНЗАК (значения) — АНЗАК акроним от Австралийский и Новозеландский армейский корпус названия воинского формирования двух титульных стран времён Первой мировой войны. Военнослужащих корпуса называли Анзаками. С именем корпуса связан ряд событий, в его честь названо… …   Википедия

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”