RFA Tide Austral

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RFA TIDE AUSTRAL

 

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HMAS SUPPLY


Subsequent name:                    HMAS Tide Austral, HMAS Supply  

Official Number:                        186246                                                        

Class:                                      Tide Class Fleet Replenishment Tanker

Pennant No:                              A99 / AO 195 / O 195 / A195

Laid down:                                5 August 1952

Builder:                                     Harland & Wollf, Belfast
Launched:                                 1September 1954
Into Service:                              28 May 1955
Out of service:                           15 August 1962
Fate:                                        Returned to Royal Australian Navy

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

 

Background Data:   The four ships in this Class were the first Admiralty-designed purpose-built Fleet replenishment tankers intended for enduring front-line support. They evolved from the valuable practical experience gained from HMS BULAWAYO, RFA OLNA(2) and from a number of the WAVE CLASS tankers. Their forward defensive armament fit was a gun platform designed to carry a 4-inch gun and it’s director. Single 20mm Oerlikon mounts were fitted to both bridge wings and twin 40mm Bofors, together with their directors, could be mounted to port and starboard of the funnel. Accommodation was also provided for DEMS Ratings, although in practice these guns were not mounted. All four vessels gave valuable world-wide service and were the pioneers of aspects of RFA life which later became standard. Three of them were near Suez when the Suez Conflict broke out in 1956 and one of them was short on fuel and was ordered back to Malta to replenish her tanks. Unfortunately it was the wrong one who returned and it was discovered that in two of them their names were too similar so they were renamed in 1958.

Built for the Royal Australian Navy but operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary

1 September 1954 launched by Mrs J B Foley wife of Captain J B Foley CBE, RAN, then Royal Australian Naval Liaison Officer in London

5 February 1955 passed the Lloyds Signal Station at Dover sailing west

22 July 1955 passed Gibraltar when on passage to Port Said

1 February 1957 at Hebburn on Tyne Chief Steward Pang Chen Ban discharged dead - committed suicide by hanging

5 October 1958 Mr G D J Garside RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

15 July 1959 Captain James Jolly RFA appointed as Master

7 August 1959 at Southampton

31 August 1959 at Plymouth

10 October 1959 with HMS's BIRMINGHAM, DAINTY, DARING and HMS/m TALLY HO and RFA's FORT LANGLEY and FORT DUQUESNE sailed Malta to take part in Anglo-Spanish exercises in the Western Mediterranean

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HMS BIRMINGHAM

22 November 1959 sailed Malta to RAS with HMS VICTORIOUS, the 2nd Destroyer Squadron and the 4th Frigate Squadron

3 April 1960 berthed at Malta 

1960 along with RFA FORT DUQUESNE shared the Bulawayo Cup for the most conspicuous efficiency in replenishment-at-sea in the Mediterranean area

20 June 1960 arrived at Malta from Gibraltar

29 June 1960 sailed Malta for Devonport

1 August 1960 Mr P Ryan RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

7 March 1961 RASed with HMAS MELBOURNE

17 April 1961 sailed Malta on Exercises with RN and other Allied ships together with RFA WAVE BARON, RFA SEA SALVOR, RFA BROWN RANGER and RFA FORT DUQUESNE

14 July 1961 Captain A R Wheeler RD RFA (Commander RNR (Rtd)) appointed as Master

September 1961 became the first TIDE CLASS oiler to berth alongside at Portland when she loaded there prior to a voyage to Malta

31 May 1962 commenced her final refit at Southampton prior to handing over to Australia

15 August 1962 handed over to the Royal Australian Navy and commissioned as H.M.A.S Tide Austral at Southampton. Captain (X) Geoffrey V Gladstone DSC and Bar RAN appointed in command. Captain Gladstone, Commander Goble, Commander (E) Lade and Chief Petty Officer Bob Brett were seconded to RFA OLNA to learn the ropes for approximately 3 to 4 months.  Subsequently sailed for refuelling trials with a RANGER Class oiler off Portland which did not go very well owing to a burst hose which covered the RANGER crew in FFO

 

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7 September 1962 renamed and commissioned as H.M.A.S. Supply at Portsmouth, England

 

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10 September 1962 sailed Portsmouth for work-up at Portland

29 September 1962 at Portsmouth holding a Farewell Coctail Party onboard

1 October 1962 sailed Portsmouth for Australia, acting as Mother Ship for the 6 newly-acquired ex-Ton Class minesweepers which now formed the Bird Class 16th Minesweeping Squadron  and which had been renamed HMAS CURLEW, GULL, HAWK, IBIS, SNIPE and TEAL proceeding to Gibraltar

3 October 1962 while on passage from Portsmouth to Gibraltar attempted a RAS with HMAS CURLEW which had to be aborted with an emergency breakaway to clear the side. HMAS CURLEW had previously suffered port engine failure and was unable to maintain station for the RAS on one engine

4 October 1962 off Cape St. Vincent RASed HMAS's GULL, HAWK, IBIS, SNIPE and TEAL each with fuel and water

5 October 1962 arrived Gibraltar from Portsmouth and HMAS's GULL, HAWK, IBIS, SNIPE and TEAL sailed 8 October 1962 for Malta. HMAS's SUPPLY and CURLEW remained at Gibraltar while CURLEW's engine was repaired. These ships sailed Gibraltar on 16 October 1962

11 October 1962 HMAS's GULL, HAWK, IBIS, SNIPE and TEAL arrived Malta from Gibraltar sailing 23 October 1962 for Port Said

19 October 1962 HMAS's SUPPLY and CURLEW arrived at Malta

23 October 1962 HMAS's GULL, HAWK, IBIS, SNIPE and TEAL sailed Malta for Port Said

27 October 1962 sailed Malta for Port Said

30 October 1962 arrived at Port said in company with HMAS CURLEW

31 October 1962 cleared the Suez Canal at Suez together with HMAS CURLEW

4 November 1962 arrived at Aden

5 November 1962 loaded 10,500 tons of FFO and 136,382 gallons of AVCAT as cargo

12 November 1962 arrival at Colombo having RASed with HMAS CURLEW. Sailing from Colombo on 13 November 1962

18 November 1962 arrived at Singapore with HMAS CURLEW joining HMAS's GULL, HAWK, IBIS, SNIPE and TEAL sailing to Darwin on 22 November 1962

26 November 1962 RAS'ed with HMAS's TEAL, IBIS, CURLEW, GULL and SNIPE while on passage from Singapore to Darwin

27 November 1962 arrived at Darwin sailing for Sydney, NSW the next day

29 November 1962 RAS'ed with HMAS's TEAL, IBIS, CURLEW, GULL and SNIPE after sailing from Darwin

2 December 1962 RAS'ed with HMAS CURLEW, TEAL, IBIS, GULL and SNIPE off Magnetic Island

6 December 1962 arrived at Sydney, NSW, Australia

11 December 1962 in a Long Self Maintenance period at Cockatoo Island Dockyard until January 1963

21 January 1963 moved berths to the Cruiser Wharf, Garden Island and loaded victualling and naval stores together with 150 drums of lubricant for Fleet replenishment purposes

22 January 1963 moved to No: 7 berth Woolloomooloo to load cargo. 7,833 tons of FFO was loaded

24 January 1963 sailed from Sydney for a work up period in the Jervis Bay area with HMAS MELBOURNE and HMAS QUICKMATCH

29 January 1963 engaged in RAS exercises with HMAS MELBOURNE and HMAS ANZAC

30 January 1963 engaged in day and night RAS exercises with HMAS's MELBOURNE, QUICKMATCH and ANZAC

1 February 1963 berthed at No 3 buoy, Sydney

5 February 1963 sailed Sydney and engaged in RAS exercises with HMAS's PARRAMATTA and YARRA while on passage south to Jervis Bay

6 February 1963 sailed from Jervis Bay with HMAS's MELBOURNE, ANZAC and QUICKMATCH on passage to Hobart, Tasmania

7 February 1963 RASed with HMAS's MELBOURNE and QUICKMATCH

8 February 1963 berthed at Kings Pier, Hobart, Tasmania

10 February 1963 at Hobart the SUPPLY was open to the public with some 3,000 people visiting the ship

11 February 1963 sailed Hobart, Tasmania with HMAS's MELBOURNE and QUICKMATCH for passage to Melbourne

14 February 1963 RASed with HMAS QUICKMATCH

15 February 1963 arrived at Melbourne and berthed 24 South Wharf with the assistance of tugs

20 February 1963 sailed Melbourne with the assistance of tugs

21 February 1963 RASed with HMAS QUICKMATCH

22 February 1963 berthed at Queens Pier West, Hobart

28 February 1963 sailed Hobart and joined with HMAS's MELBOURNE and QUICKMATCH together with F.S Commandant Riviere and USS Durant for passage to Sydney

1 March 1963 while on passage to Sydney RASed with  F.S Commandant Riviere

3 March 1963 berthed at Chowder Bay oil wharf and discharged 2,800 tons of FFO

6 March 1963 while berthed at No 2 buoy the Australian Army LSM Vernon Sturdee berthed alongside

7 March 1963 sailed from Garden Island, Sydney with RAN and French Navy warships on passage to Manus

9 March RAS'ed with HMAS MELBOURNE and other ships in the Task Group

14 March 1963 detached from the Task Group after RASing and sailed to Singapore

20 March 1963 while on passage to Singapore a fire broke out in the starboard turbo generator causing a total power failure. The fire was quickly extinguished and repairs were under taken

22 March 1963 arrived at Pulau Serbaok and loaded 11,000 tons of FFO and 800 tons each of Avcat and Diesel

24 March 1963 anchored in Man of War anchorage, Singapore

26 March 1963 sailed from Singapore for Hong Kong

30 March 1963 arrived at Hong Kong and anchored off Stonecutter Island for a Long Self Maintance Period

15 April 1963 sailed Hong Kong and RAS'ed with HMAS's VOYAGER, PARRAMATTA and YARRA

18 April 1963 RASed with HMAS's PARRAMATTA and YARRA

19 April 1963 arrived at Subic Bay, Philippines with HMAS's PARRAMATTA and YARRA berthed alongside

24 April 1963 sailed Subic Bay for Element 1 of Exercise Sea Serpent and RASed with 8 destroyers and frigates before returning to Subic Bay that night

25 April 1963 sailed Subic Bay again for naval exercises returning to Subic Bay 26 April 1963

29 April 1963 sailed Subic Bay for Element 2 of Exercise Sea Serpent

30 April 1963 RASed with HMAS's PARRAMATTA and YARRA, HMS BRIGHTON and three ships of the USN

8 May 1963 anchored in Manila Bay, Phillipines with HMS BRIGHTON alongside being refuelled. RFA TIDEREACH was also in Manila Bay at the time

10 May 1963 sailed Manila Bay with RFA TIDEREACH and engaged in a pump over. 1,538 tons of FFO were pumped from SUPPLY to RFA TIDEREACH and 541 tons of diesel were pumped over by RFA TIDEREACH to HMAS SUPPLY

13 May 1963 RAS'ed with HMAS's MELBOURNE with 791 tons of FFO and YARRA with 196 tons of FFO

14 May 1963 entered Singapore Dockyard with HMAS YARRA berthed alongside

16 May 1963 sailed Singapore for Pulau Serarok to load 9,701 tons of FFO cargo

17 May 1963 moved to an anchorage in Singapore Roads and 500 tons of water were loaded

22 May 1963 RASed with HMAS PARRAMATTA with 219 tons of FFO

24 May 1963 RASed with HMAS's MELBOURNE, YARRA and PARRAMATTA supplying 1,135 tons, 109 tons and 115 tons of FFO respectively

25 May 1963 berthed alongside at Fremantle

27 May 1963 sailed Fremantle for Albany in company of HMAS's PARRAMATTA and YARRA

1 June 1963 RAS'ed HMAS's MELBOURNE, PARRAMATTA and YARRA while on passage from Albany to Melbourne

3 June 1963 RAS'ed HMAS YARRA

5 June 1963 RAS'ed HMAS VENDETTA

6 June 1963 berthed at Chowder Bay

7 June 1963 discharged 8,519 tons of FFO into the tanks at Chowder Bay

8 June 1963 discharged 750 tons of Diesol into the tanks at Chowder Bay

12 June 1963 discharged 706 tons of AVCAT into the tanks at Chowder Bay

17 June 1963 entered Captain Cook Inner Dock for refit. The refit was however delayed through industrial action by dockyard workers until 16 July 1963

26 September 1963 sailed Sydney for Darwin

3 October 1963 berthed at Darwin

7 October 1963 at anchor in Darwin Harbour with HMAS GULL alongside to refuel

13 October 1963 anchored off the Johore Shoal Buoy refuelled alongside units of the 16th MSS Squadron

29 October 1963 at Singapore Naval Base with HMAS GULL amd HMAS IBIS alongside being refuelled and restored

4 November 1963 off the Johore Shoal Buoy rendezvoued with the 16th MSS

5 November 1963 refuelled HMAS IBIS

6 November 1963 carried out two washdeck transfers with HMAS IBIS

8 November 1963 refuelled with HMAS IBIS

10 November 1963 refuelled HMAS IBIS then with all members of the 16th MSS Squadron entered Darwin Harbour

13 November 1963 sailed from Darwin together with 16th MSS Squadron

14 November 1963 sailed to Port Moresby to collect a replacement engine part for HMAS IBIS which had been air freighted from Sydney, NSW

17 November 1963 south of Basilisk Passage, Papua New Guinea refuelled ships of the 16th Minesweeping Squadron also jackstay transfered the engine part to HMAS IBIS

19 November 1963 refuelled the ships of the 16th MSS before anchoring at Kieta Harbour, Solomon Islands with ships of the 16th MSS berthed alongside in 3 trots of 2 ships. All ships were open to the public

21 November 1963 anchored off Tonolei Harbour, Papua New Guinea with HMAS's GULL, CURLEW, HAWK, TEAL and IBIS berthed alongside

22 November 1963 refuelled HMAS IBIS alongside

24 November 1963 sailed from Tonolei Harbour, Papua New Guinea with ships of the 16th MSS

26 November 1963 off the Laughlin Islands, Papua New Guinea 16th Minsweeping Squadron refuelled alongside

29 November 1963 at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea the 16th MSS berthed alongside

30 November 1963 with the 16th MSS alongside refuelled each of them

3 December 1963 sailed Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. On leaving the Harbour detached from the 16th MSS and sailed independently to Sydney via Townsville

10 December 1963 berthed at Sydney, NSW

11 December 1963 commenced discharging 7,834 tons of FFO ashore

16 December 1963 entered dry dock

20 January 1964 the ship was undocked and moved by tugs to the Fitting Out Wharf to complete the maintence period

21 January, 1964 flooded to a depth of 23 feet in the engine room while at Garden Island Naval Dockyard, Sydney, NSW, Australia. This was due to the main condenser discharge valve being no fully shut

 Press Cutting Canbera Times 5-2-64

Press Cutting from Canberra Times of 5 February 1964

30 January 1964 loaded 5,000 tons of FFO cargo

13 February 1964 loaded 200 tons of ADD cargo

26 February 1964 commenced storing ship

9 March 1964 Acting Commander (E) Lindsay A D Sladdin appointed as senior Engineer Officer. The ship sailed from Garden Island, Sydney to commence a two week work up period

10 March 1964 weighed anchor at Jervis Bay

13 March 1964 RASed with HMAS VAMPIRE

16 March 1964 for Exercised towed by HMAS VAMPIRE

19 March 1964 for Exercise towed HMAS VAMPIRE and then, at nigfht RASed HMAS VAMPIRE

23 March 1964 off Sydney Heads engaged with ships of the 16th Minesweeping Squadron in exercises

24 March 1964 sailed from Sydney

25 March 1964 berthed at Chowder Bay to discharge 6,194 tons of FFO cargo

1 April 1964 to 5 April 1964 berthed alongside the Oil Wharf, Garden Island tank cleaning

6 April 1964 sailed Garden Island, Sydney for Brisbane

8 April 1964 a pilot was embarked at Moreton Bay for the passage up the Brisbane River

11 April 1964 at Brisbane loaded 6,010 tons of FFO

13 April 1964 an oil spillage of approximately 20 gallons of FFO occurred. Spill booms were laid out and foam used to disperse the oil

17 April 1964 berthed at Garden Island, Sydney, NSW

21 April 1964 loaded 184 tons ADD

23 April 1964 loaded 6.011 tons of FFO

27 April 1964 loaded 150 tons of AVCAT from a lighter

29 April 1964 loaded a further 200 tons of ADD

11 May 1964 sailed Sydney, NSW

14 May 1964 RASed with HMAS's VAMPIRE and ANZAC

15 May 1964 RASed with HMAS VAMPIRE

17 May 1964 RASed with HMAS ANZAC and later with HMAS VAMPIRE

18 May 1964 RASed HMAS's HAWK and GULL before entering harbour at Manus

19 May 1964 sailed Manus and RASed with HMNZS ROYALIST which received 709 tons of FFO

22 May 1964 at 05.30N 129.50E RASed with HMAS's HAWK and GULL

25 May 1964 RASed with HMAS VAMPIRE and HMNZS ROYALIST before arriving at Subic Bay, Phillippines

27 May 1964 at Subic Bay, Phillippines RFA's TIDESPRING (1), WAVE SOVEREIGN, RETAINER, RELIANT (2), FORT ROSALIE (1) and FORT CHARLOTTE arrived and together with HMAS SUPPLY formed Task Group 490.7. RFA TIDEFLOW which should have joined the Task Group remained at Singapore due to a mechanical breakdown

22 September 1964 to 2 October 1964 together with HMAS's MELBOURNE, ANZAC and DERWENT involved in Exercise Winchester

22 December 1964 Captain William J Dovers DSC RAN appointed in command

2 March 1965 RASed with HMAS PARRAMATTA - 73 tons FFO supplied. RASed with HMAS MELBOURNE - 683 tons FFO supplied

5 March 1965 RASed with HMAS PARRAMATTA - 102 tons FFO supplied

6 March 1965 night RAS with HMAS PARRAMATTA - 76 tons FFO supplied and a night RAS with HMAS MELBOURNE - 588 tons FFO supplied

8 March 1965 while on passage from Singapore to Manus RAS'ed with HMAS DUCHESS - 231 tons FFO supplied and also RASed with HMAS PARRAMATTA 61 tons of FFO supplied

11 March 1965 RASed with HMAS PARRAMATTA - 159 tons FFO supplied. RASed with HMAS MELBOURNE - 767 tons FFO and 58,429 gallons of AVGAS supplied

16 March 1965 at night RASed with HMS WHITBY - 148 tons of FFO supplied and HMAS PARRAMATTA - 129 tons FFO supplied

19 March 1965 RASed with HMAS PARRAMATTA - 208 tons FFO supplied and RASed with HMAS MELBOURNE - 1,047 tons FFO supplied, RASed with HMS LONDON - 194 tons of FFO supplied, HMAS DERWENT - 182 tons of FFO supplied, HMS CORUNNA - 403 tons of FFO supplied, HMNZS OTAGO - 173 tons of FFO supplied, HMS WHITBY - 232 tons of FFO supplied and HMS CARYSFORT - 323 tons of FFO supplied

24 March 1965 RASed with RFA FORT ROSALIE (1) - 254 tons of FFO supplied. Also night time RASes with HMS BULWARK - 950 tons of FFO supplied, HMAS MELBOURNE - 771 tons of FFO supplied, HMS CARYSFORT - 355 tons of FFO supplied. HMS CORUNNA - 461 tons of FFO supplied, HMAS PARRAMATTA - 189 tons of FFO supplied, HMS LINCOLN - 64 tons of FFO supplied

25 March 1965 engaged in a pumpover with RFA TIDEPOOL

29 March 1965 at Singapore the ships water polo team beat a team from HMAS DERWENT 4-3

2 May 1965 at Singapore Naval Base with HMAS IBIS berthed alongside

4 May 1965 prior to arrival at Manila RAS'ed with HMAS YARRA

4 June 1965 while on passage to Singapore RASed HMAS SYDNEY supplying 1,942 tons of FFO in 3 hours

5 August 1965 RASed with HMAS ANZAC supplying 216 tons of FFO

7 August 1965 while on passage between Jervis Bay and Hervey Bay RASed HMAS's SYDNEY, ANZAC and MELBOURNE supplying 214, 113 and 358 tons of FFO respectively

8 August 1965 anchored in Platypus Bay with HMAS SYDNEY

10 August 1965 RASed with HMAS ANZAC supplying 206 tons of FFO

13 August 1965 RAS'ed with HMAS's DUCHESS, ANZAC and VENDETTA supplying 158, 190 and 128 tons of FFO respectively

16 August 1965 RASed HMAS SYDNEY in the vicinity of Breaksea Spit LV supplying 875 tons of FFO

17 August 1965 RASed HMAS MELBOURNE supplying with 716 tons of FFO

18 August 1965 berthed at Hamilton Reach, Brisbane

21 August 1965 at Brisbane the ship was open to the public with 1,400 persons coming onboard

23 August 1965 sailed Brisbane to Sydney, NSW

25 August 1965 arrived at Sydney, NSW berthing at Chowder Bay to load 4.500 tons of FFO cargo. The ship later moved to the Oil Wharf, Garden Island

30 August 1965 sailed Sydney, NSW to take part in the Longex phase of Exercise JUC 58 off Jervis Bay

1 September 1965 RASed with HMAS's MELBOURNE and ANZAC supplying 487 and 194 tons of FFO respectively afterwards sailing to Sydney, NSW

4 September 1965 sailed Sydney, NSW for Familes Day with 201 relatives and friends onboard returning later that day to Sydney, NSW

6 September 1965 sailed Sydney NSW

10 September 1965 anchored at Grande Rode, Noumea, New Caledonia

13 September 1965 sailed Noumea to Vila, New Caledonia arriving the next day

15 September 1965 at Vila, New Caledonia a rugby match between the ship's team and a local side was lost 13 points to 6. The ship was open to visitors and 800 local people came onboard

16 September 1965 sailed Vila, New Caledonia for Lakastoro, Gooda Bay, Malekula Island arriving the next day

18 September 1965 sailed Lakastoro to Espiritu Santo arriving the same day. Football and rugby were played against local sides. The ship's team lost at football but won at rugby

20 September 1965 sailed Espiritu Santo for Tulagi, Solomon Islands arriving on 22 September 1965

24 September 1965 sailed Tulagi for Honiara, Solomon Islands arriving the same day. A rugby match was played against a local team with the ship's side loosing 14 points to 9

27 September 1965 sailed Honiara

28 September 1965 while on passage to rendezvous with HMAS's MELBOURNE and ANZAC to the North of New Georgia Island the next day the ship stopped over the position that HMAS CANBERRA had been sunk in 1942 and a memorial and wreath laying ceremony was held

29 September 1965 RASed with HMAS's MELBOURNE and ANZAC supplying 1652 and 454 tons of FFO respectively

30 September 1965 while on passage to Sydney, NSW RASed with HMAS ANZAC again supplying 136 tons of FFO

3 October 1965 RASed with HMAS ANZAC supplying 231 tons of FFO

4 October 1965 arrived at Sydney Harbour, NSW berthing at Chowder Bay. Discharged 4,490 tons of FFO cargo into the shore side tanks

5 October 1965 moved berth to No: 2 buoy to deammunition and then to Cruiser Wharf, Garden Island

9 October 1965 the ship was open to visitors for Dockyard Open Day and 4,000 members of the public came onboard

17 October 1965 two very young children - Mark Anthony Jones and Gary Kenneth Wilson - were christened onboard

21 October 1965 sailed Garden Island for Brisbane

23 October 1965 anchored off the Pile Light, Brisbane for a gas free inspection prior to entering the port for refit

24 October 1965 sailed up river into Brisbane and entered Cairncross Dry Dock

30 October 1965 the dry dock was flooded up and the ship moved alongside

21 February 1966 berthed at Fremantle, WA on No: 10 berth. USS Calcaterra secured alongside

25 February 1966 sailed Fremantle, WA for Sydney, NSW

1 April 1966 while on passage to Manus RASed with HMAS MELBOURE and HMAS YARA

2 April 1966 arrived at Seeadler Harbour, Manus and anchored

3 April 1966 sailed Seeadler Harbour, Manus and RASed with HMAS MELBOURNE

7 April 1966 for exercise took HMAS YARA in tow

12 April 1966 arrived at Singapore and secured to 'A' Buoy

19 April 1966 moved to Number 4 berth, Pulo Bukum and loaded 9,890 tons of FFO and 918.7 tons of aviation fuel

21 April 1966 sailed to the Singapore Exercise Area X-ray Lima and RASed with HMAS's MELBOURNE and YARA and after other exercises returned to Singapore

25 April 1966 sailed Singapore in the company of HMAS's MELBOURNE and YARA

27 April 1966 RASed with HMAS's MELBOURNE and YARA

30 April 1966 while on passage from Sydney, NSW to Vietnam RASed with HMAS's SYDNEY and VAMPIRE taking between them 1,735 tons of FFO and 60 tons of water. SUPPLY received 2 tons of Naval Stoes from HMAS SYDNEY by jackstay

2 June 1966 while on passage from Sydney, NSW to Vietnam RASed with HMAS SYDNEY in support of Operation Hardihood - supplied 1,751 tons of FFO

10 September 1966 refuelled HMAS DUCHESS alongside at the Kirribilli Dolphins

12 September 1966 RAS'ed with HMAS's MELBOURNE, ANZAC and DUCHESS off the Sydney Heads

16 September 1966 at Auckland, New Zealand

27 September 1966 sailed Wellington, New Zealand in company with HMAS MELBOURNE

24 October 1966 RAS'ed with HMAS SYDNEY

2 November 1966 berthed at Garden Island, Sydney, NSW

7 November 1966 sailed from Garden Island, Sydney, NSW

5 December 1966 Commander John Lancaster RAN appointed in command

5 January 1967 Captain Brian S. Murray RAN appointed in command

2 March 1967 anchored at Sydney, NSW

9 March 1967 in the Solomons Sea RASed with HMAS HOBART - 606 tons of FFO supplied

12 May 1967 arrived at Manus Harbour

30 June 1967 in company with HMNZS Taranaki with RAN units on passage between Singapore and Manila

17 August 1967 in the Jervis Bay area RASed with HMAS PERTH

13 December 1967 Captain Dacre H.D. Smyth RAN appointed in command

January 1968 berthed at Garden Island, Sydney and engaged in a self maintenance period

6 February 1968 loaded 4,355 tons of FFO

12 February 1968 sailed Garden Island, Sydney for work up exercises returning to Garden Island.

19 February 1968 secured to No: 3 buoy, Sydney Harbour and loaded ammunition and explosives before proceeding to sea

22 February 1968 sailed from the exercise arrea off Sydney for Manus

29 February 1968 arrived at Seeadler Harbour, Manus and berthed at the fuelling position off Sabukaloo Point. Discharged 3,431 tons of FFO ashore

2 March 1968 sailed Seeadler Harbour for Sydney, NSW

8 March 1968 berthed at West Dock Wharf, Garden Island, Sydney

13 March 1968 sailed Sydney, NSW for Fremantle

20 March 1968 embarked a pilot at Gage Roads and berthed at Victoria Quay, Fremantle

24 March 1968 the ship was open to the public at Fremantle and 705 visitors came onboard

25 March 1968 during Exercise Bightex  SUPPLY was flying the flag of the Flag Officer Commanding H M Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral G J B Crabb CBE DSC. Sailed Fremantle

26 March 1968 RASed and a Jackstay transfer with HMAS YARRA

27 March 1968 RASed with HMS's DARING, TROUBRIDGE and CAVALIER

29 March 1968 RASed with HMAS's YARRA and STUART and a Jackstay transfer with HMAS YARRA

30 March 1968 berthed at Portland, Victoria on No: 1 K.S Anderson Wharf

31 March 1968 at Portland, Victoria the ship was open to the public and received 1,816 visitors

2 April 1968 sailed Portland, Victoria

4 April 1968 at Jervis Bay various screening and replenishment exercises were carried out with HMAS's HAWK, SWIFT, and GULL. After which she entered Sydney Harbour and berthed alongside the West Dock Wall. Discharged 4,891 tons of various cargo oils before entering a self maintenance period

7 May 1968 to 9 May 1968 fully loaded oil cargo

13 May 1968 secured to No: 3 buoy and loaded ammunition after which sailed for exercises

16 May 1968 entered Sydney Harbour and berthed alongside West Dock Wharf

17 May 1968 topped up FFO cargo and free freight for Manus Island was loaded

18 May 1968 sailed from Sydney, NSW for Manus Island

25 May 1968 RASed with HMAS's SYDNEY and ANZAC

26 May 1968 entered Seeadler Harbour, Manus Island, anchored and discharged 4,121 of FFO ashore

27 May 1968 sailed Seeadler Harbour, Manus Island for passage to Port Moresby

30 May 1968 berthed at Port Moresby and HMAS KIMBLA berthed alongside to be refuelled with 68 tons of FFO. A further 3,287 tons of cargo was discharged into the Oil Fuel Installation ashore

1 June 1968 sailed from Port Moresby

8 June 1968 during Exercise JUC 69 off NSW RASed with HMAS YARRA

20 June 1968 a ships Volleyball team played against a team from HMS SYDNEY - the team from HMAS SYDNEY won

1 July 1968 sailed from Garden Island, Sydney for exercises in the East Coast Exercise Are with HMAS's VAMPIRE and DUCHESS

3 July 1968 berthed at West Dock Wharf, Garden Island, Sydney loading cargo, and FFO

8 July 1968 sailed Garden Island while flying the flag of the Flag Officer Commanding H M Australian Fleet Rear Admiral G J B Crabb CBE DSC on passage to Auckland, New Zealand with RN, RAN and RNZN units to take part in Exercise KIWEX 1

9 July 1968 exercised light jackstay transfers with HMAS YARRA

12 July 1968 arrived off the entrance to Auckland Harbour, New Zealand together with HMS CARYSFORT, HMAS's VAMPIRE, YARRA, DERWENT and DUCHESS. Berthed at Devonport, Auckland

15 July 1968 sailed Auckland, New Zealand

18 July 1968 RASed with HMAS's YARRA, VAMPIRE, DUCHESS and DERWENT

19 July 1968 berthed at Wellington, New Zealand together with HMAS VAMPIRE

25 July 1968 sailed Wellington, New Zealand and met up with HMAS DUCHESS in the Cook Strait and with HMAS DERWENT exercised as part of KIWEX 2. RAS'ed with HMAS DUCHESS

26 July 1968 RASed with HMAS DERWENT

29 July 1968 berthed at Garden Island, Sydney, NSW

4 August 1968 while berthed at Garden Island the ship was opened to the public and received 609 visitors

2 September 1968 sailed from Garden Island, Sydeny and RASed with HMAS PERTH

3 September 1968 RASed with HMAS's PERTH and STALWART during Phase II of Exercise "Che Sera II"

4 September 1968 berthed at Newcastle

5 September 1968 at Newcastle 60 Sea Cadets and Legacy children visited the ship

6 September 1968 50 members of the YMCA and a Police Boys Club visited the ship

6 September 1968 at Newcastle the ships football team was returning to the ship after a game against a local club team when their transport was involved in a road traffic accident resulting in three of the ship's team being killed and two being seriously injured

7 September 1968 at Newcastle 2003 members of the public visited the ship

8 September 1968 at Newcastle 2563 members of the public visited the ship

9 September 1968 sailed Newcastle for passage to Melbourne

11 September 1968 berthed at Port Melbourne

15 September 1968 at Melbourne 2856 members of the public visited the ship

16 September 1968 sailed from Port Melbourne

17 September 1968 RASed with HMAS YARRA

25 September 1968 RASed with HMAS YARRA

29 September 1968 RASed with HMAS YARRA

1 November 1968 refit at Cockatoo Island Dockyard until 8 April 1969

1969 the ship was awarded the Duke of Gloucester's Cup for showing the highest level of overall proficiency of all the ships in the Australian Fleet

28 November 1969 refit at Cockatoo Island Dockyard until April 1970

6 January 1970 Captain Howard E. Bailey DSC RAN appointed in command

16 April 1970 together with 47 other ships from 10 nations was at Sydney, NSW for the Bicentenary of CAPT James Cook’s landing. Royal Navy ships present were RFA OLMEDA, HMS BLAKE and HMS WHITBY

1 June 1970 RASed with HMAS DERWENT off Singapore

13 June 1970 RASed with HMAS DERWENT

15 June 1970 RASed with HMAS DERWENT

18 June 1970 RASed with HMAS DERWENT

25 June 1970 RASed with HMAS DERWENT

9 July 1970 RASed with HMAS DERWENT

15 July 1970 berthed at Garden Island, Sydney, NSW with HMAS's MELBOURNE, STALWART and DERWENT

28 October 1970 RASed with HMAS BRISBANE

1 November 1970 with HMAS BRISBANE and othe RAN units involved in Exercise Swan Lane whilst on passage across the Great Australian Bight

14 November 1970 off Fremantle RASed with HMAS BRISBANE

16 December 1970 refit at Cockatoo Island Dockyard until 16 November 1971

21 June 1971 Commander J.L. Curtis RAN appointed in command

July 1971 in refit at Cockatoo Island, Sydney

20 July 1971 entered Sutherland Dry Dock, Coacktoo Island

6 August 1971 at Sutherland Dry Dock the ship was visited by the Chief Officers and Chief Engineer Officers of RFA's RESOURSE, RELIANT and TIDEFLOW

12 August 1971 undocked from the Dry Dock and berthed on the Cruiser Wharf, Cockatoo Island still in refit

22 September 1971 loaded 1,000 tons of bunker fuel

18 October 1971 Captain Vernon A. Parker RAN appointed in command

17 November 1971 moved from Cockatoo Island at the completion of the refit to West Dock Wall, Garden Island

18 November, 1971 loaded cargo

19 November 1971 sailed from Garden Island to sea returning to No: 3 buoy in Sydeny Harbour

20 November 1971 sailed from no: 3 buoy to sea for trials and shakedown drills

22 November 1971 returned to Sydney Harbour to load ammunition returning to sea later the same day

24 November 1971 berthed at West Dock Wall, Garden Island to load stores. Also loaded 2,000 tons of FFO, 500 tons of dieso and 600 tons of AVCAT

29 November 1971 sailed Garden Island to sea to commence RAS exercises with HMAS DUCHESS

2 December 1971 berthed alongside at Hobart, Tasmania and commenced loading oil cargo

4 December 1971 sailed Hobart

6 December 1971 berthed alongside at Chowder Bay Fuel Wharf, Sydney and commenced discharging cargo

7 December 1971 sailed Chowder Bay Fuel Wharf, Sydney to sea

9 December 1971 berthed alongside on Breakwater Pier, Melbourne and commenced loading cargo

15 December 1971 sailed Melbourne to sea

17 December 1971 berthed Chowder Bay Fuel Wharf, Sydney and discharged cargo

19 December 1971 the ship surged at her berth due to the excessive speed of a passing merchant ship the ss Eastern Rover

20 December 1971 moved by tugs from Chowder Bay Fuel Wharf to West Dock Wall, Garden Island and commenced a self maintenance period

27 January 1972 sailed Garden Island in company with HMAS's MELBOURNE, HOBART and DUCHESS

2 February 1972 for 2 hours towed HMAS HOBART

3 February 1972 anchored at Manus Island later sailing to RAS with HMAS TORRENS

10 February 1972 berthed at Subic Bay to load cargo - loaded 5,532 long tons of FFO and 20 long tons of Diesel

11 February 1972 moved berth to alongside USS ASHTABULA with USS HALEAKA secured outboard

13 February 1972 with USS HALEAKE moved to another berth SUPPLY sailed and RASed HMAS's DUCHESS and TORRENS while on passage to Manila. Anchored in Manila Bay

16 February 1972 sailed in company with HMAS STALWART and undertook several RAS's with RAN ships during Exercise Seahawk

21 February 1972 berthed at Subic Bay to load cargo and bunkers later sailing to rejoin the Seahawk Task Group

22 February 1972 anchored off Corrigidor Island with HTMA PINKLAO and HTMS TACHIN secured alongside to be refuelled with Diesel and FFO

23 February 1972 sailed to join Exercise PX44

27 February 1972 in company with HMAS STALWART anchored off Manila. HMNZS WAIKATO berthed alongside to be refuelled

28 February 1972 sailed Manila RASing with various HMA ships

1 March 1972 berthed to A13 buoy at Hong Kong from Manila

3 March 1972 at Hong Kong HMAS TORRENS secured alongside and received 230 tons FFO before casting off and proceeding to her berth

9 March 1972 the Ship's Company donated 43 pints of blood to the local Red Cross Blood Bank

10 March 1972 sailed Hong Kong joining HMAS's  MELBOURNE, HOBART, DUCHESS, SWAN, TORRENS and HMS FALMOUTH

13 March 1972 while on passage to Singapore RASed with HMAS's HOBART, SWAN, DUCHESS and TORRENS and HMS FALMOUTH

14 March 1972 RASed with HMAS's MELBOURNE, TORRENS, SWAN and DUCHESS, HMS FALMOUTH and HMNZS WAIKATO

15 March 1972 alongside the Singapore Naval Base, Naval Stores Basin

19 March 1972 sailed Singapore Naval Base for Exercise Genesis

20 March 1972 RASed with HMAS's HOBART and SWAN

21 March 1972 RAS exercises with HMAS SWAN

22 March 1972 RASed with HMAS's MELBOURNE and DUTCHESS and HMS FALMOUTH and RFA TIDESPRING joined the exercise

26 March 1972 Exercise Genesis ended. During the Exercise RFA TIDESPRING and HMAS SUPPLY RASed with the ships engaged in the Exercise on 22 occasions supplying a total of 3,682 tons of fuel - SUPPLY's share was 10 RASes and supplying 2,094 tons of fuel

27 March 1972 secured to Bravo Buoy off Red House Steps, Singapore Naval Base

30 March 1972 HMAS TORRENS secured starboard side to to refuel

1 April 1972 HMAS OVENS secured port side to to refuel

3 April 1972 proceeded to sea together with HMAS's MELBOURNE and DUTCHESS

5 April 1972 anchored off Djakarta later weighing and RASing with HMAS MELBOURNE

10 April 1972 RASed with HMAS DUTCHESS

14 April 1972 arrived at Fremantle, Western Australia and berthed on 'E' Berth, Victoria Quay to load cargo.

 HMAS Supply Fremantle

HMAS Supply arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia on 14 April 1972
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15 April 1972 completed loading 12,691 tons of FFO

17 April 1972 sailed Fremantle in company with HMAS's MELBOURNE, BRISBANE and DUTCHESS

18 April 1972 HMAS's BRISBANE and DUTCHESS carried out RAS approaches.

19 April 1972 RASed with HMAS DUTCHESS prior to the destroyer being detached to Adelaide

22 April 1972 berthed at Princes Pier East Outer Berth at Port Philip Bay

23 April 1972 the ship was open to the public - 170 visited the ship

26 April 1972 sailed and RASed with HMAS BRISBANE - 144 tons of fuel being supplied

27 April 1972 RASed with HMAS's VAMPIRE and PARRAMATTA

28 April 1972 secured on No: 3 Buoy, Sydney Harbour to commence de ammunitioning. Later berthed port side onto the Oil Wharf, Garden Island

1 May 1972 cold moved from the Oil Wharf, Garden Island to Chowder Bay and discharged 6,800 tons of cargo

13 December 1972 Captain Robert G. Loosli CBE RAN appointed in command

February 1973 along with the frigates HMAS PERTH and DERWENT, she made a goodwill cruise to a number of countries bordering the Indian Ocean including Mauritius and Kenya

16 March 1973 detached from the HMAS PERTH and HMAS DERWENT group and visited Mahe, Seychelles

25 June 1973 sailed Sydney, NSW to support HMNZS CANTERBURY and OTAGO while the later observed the French nuclear tests at Mururoa Atoll.

19 July 1973 RASed with HMNZS CANTERBURY which was on observation duties at the French nuclear tests at Mururoa Atoll.

21 July 1973 RASed with HMNZS OTAGO which was on observation duties at the French nuclear tests at Mururoa Atoll.

22 July 1973 RASed (stores and fuel) with HMNZS OTAGO which was on observation duties at the French nuclear tests at Mururoa Atoll.

23 July 1973 RASed with both HMNZS's CANTERBURY and OTAGO which were on observation duties at the French nuclear tests at Mururoa Atoll.

31 July 1973 RASed with HMNZS CANTERBURY which was on observation duties at the French nuclear tests at Mururoa Atoll.

4 August 1973 RASed with HMNZS CANTERBURY which was on observation duties at the French nuclear tests at Mururoa Atoll but not without incident when the spanwire was tensioned the weak link parted. In addition the two ships were overflown by a French Neptune aircraft

7 August 1973 arrived off Rarotonga to await the arrival of a RAAF C130 delivering stores and mail. Sailing later in the day to rendezvous with HMNZS CANTERBURY to RAS

14 August 1973 visited Norfolk Island anchoring in Sydney Bay

17 August 1973 arrived at Garden Island, Sydney berthing on the Oil Wharf

3 September 1973 sailed Garden Island for trials and then to Jervis Bay

5 September 1973 RASed with HMAS's VENDETTA and TORRENS

6 September 1973 berthed at Chowder Bay and discharged 2,310 tons of FFO

7 September 1973 was cold moved to the Oil Wharf at Garden Island, Sydney

10 September 1973 sailed Garden Island, Sydney for Brisbane

12 September 1973 arrived at Brisbane and berthed at No: 2 Newstead Wharf loadinga total of 7,483 tons of FFO

13 September 1973 while alongside 50 school children and 35 Sea Cadets from TS Gayundah were shown over the ship

17 September 1973 sailed Brisbane to Moreton Bay where HMAS ANZAC came alongside to be replenish. Sailed from Moreton Bay for Hervey Bay where the ship anchored

21 September 1973 sailed Hervey Bay for Sydney arriving 24 September 1973 berthing at the oil wharf on Garden Island

9 October 1973 sailed Garden Island, Sydney

11 October 1973 met Task Group 327.2 consisting of HMAS's MELBOURNE, BRISBANE and STUART when some 90 miles west of Lord Howe Island. Each member of the Task Group RASed

12 October 1973 RASed with HMAS's TORRINS, DERWENT and VENDETTA prior to returning to Sydney. Secured to No: 2 Buoy

18 October 1973 cold moved to Chowder Bay to discharge oil

19 October 1973 cold moved to No: 5 Buoy

22 October 1973 sailed Sydney in company with HMAS's MELBOURNE, BRISBANE and STUART joining up with HMS DIDO, HMNLS LIMBURG, HMAS's VENDETTA and DERWENT and later by HMNLS VAN GALEN and RFA TIDESPRING for passage to Fremantle.

29 October 1973 the Group, other than RFA TIDESPRING, entered Fremantle Harbour. Loaded 9,978 tons of FFO

1 November 1973 sailed Fremantle for Melbourne

6 November 1973 berthed at Inner West Station Pier, Melbourne

10 November 1973 sailed Melbourne for Sydney

12 November 1973 berthed at Chowder Bay to discharge cargo

15 November 1973 sailed Chowder Bay for Brisbane

17 November 1973 berthed at No 2 Newstead Wharf, Brisbane and loaded 7,019 tons of FFO

20 November 1973 sailed Brisbane for Sydney

22 November 1973 moored to No: 2 Buoy, Sydney to discharge ammunition and then moved to Chowder Bay to discharge fuel.

3 December 1973 ship taken in hand by the Dockyard Personel and entered refit

13 December 1973 while berthed at West Dock Wall, Garden Island  the ship's Quartermaster received and annonymous telephone call stating that a bomb had been placed onboard. Dockyard personnel and the Ship's Company were immediately evacuated and the ship was searched. Nothing found

21 December 1973 entered the Captain Cook Dry Dock

7 January 1974 docked down

14 January 1974 Captain B.H. Loxton RAN appointed in command

25 February 1974 undocked and moved to the Fitting Out Wharf

14 May 1974 moved to No: 2 Buoy to load ammunition then sailed to Jervis Bay for post refit work up

14 May 1974 & 15 May 1974 sailed eastward to discharge some 900 tons of oil free slops which had accumulated during the refit

18 May 1974 the valve box for the steam drenching system in No: 1 Pump Room failed and flooded the Pump Room with saturated steam. The Engineer Officer and an Able Seaman who were in the pump room at the time was very lucky to only suffer only slight scalding

24 May 1974 to 31 May 1974 engaged in a Self Maintenance Period

3 June 1974 sailed Garden Island, Sydney, NSW joining up with other RAN and RN ships and RFA TARBATNESS to engage in Exercise Kangaroo One up and until 17 June 1974

14 June 1974 engaged in a pump over with RFA DERWENTDALE (2) over 7 hours

16 June 1974 fuel cargo was adjusted with RFA TIDESPRING

17 June 1974 RASed with USS's Juneau, Fort Fisher and Alamo supply a total of 1,294 tons of Diesol

18 June 1974 berthed at No: 3 Auckland Point Wharf, Gladstone

20 June 1974 at Gladstone the ship was open to the public - 730 people came on board

21 June 1974 sailed Gladstone for Sydney, NSW arriving at Garden Island on 25 June 1974

5 August 1974 sailed Sydney, NSW to take part in JUC93 in company with HMAS's SWAN & PARRAMATTA, HMNZS TARANAKI and USS HEPBURN

14 August 1974 RASed HMAS HOBART off Newcastle

15 August 1974 berthed at Brisbane to load cargo

20 August 1974 sailed Brisbane for Sydney, NSW

21 August 1974 RASed HMAS HOBART

22 August 1974 RASed with HMAS SWAN off Broken Bay thence entered Sydney Harbour and moored on No: 2 buoy

28 August 1974 while moored to No: 2 Buoy refuelled HMAS HOBART alongside

1 September 1974 engaged in a self maintenance period while moored to No: 2 Buoy until 17 September 1974

17 September 1974 cold moved from No: 2 Buoy to West Dock Wall, Garden Island

19 & 20 September 1974 loaded 3,741 tons of FFO

26 September 1974 sailed Garden Island, Sydney and engaged in a SMASHEX exercise together with HMAS VENDETTA and HMAS/m OTWAY. At the conclusion of the Exercise all ships returned to Sydney. Berthed on No: 3 buoy

28 September 1974 sailed Sydney Harbour for Kurnell. Arrived and berthed at the Australian Oil Refinery Jetty No: 2. Loaded 2,000 tons of Diesol. Sailed for Jervis Bay arriving 0700hrs on 29 September 1974

1 October 1974 at anchor at Jervis Bay

4 October 1974 sailed Jervis Bay together with HMAS's MELBOURNE, HOBART and SWAN. RASed with HMAS SWAN. While on passage to Sydney undertook jackstay transfers with HMAS HOBART. Berthed on the West Dock Wall, Garden Island

15 October 1974 sailed Garden Island for passage to Melbourne. RASed with HMAS MELBOURNE off Jervis Bay

16 October 1974 engaged in exercises with HMAS HOBART and the RASed with her before she detached for Geelong

17 October 1974 berthed at Station Pier, Melbourne

21 October 1974 sailed Melbourne for Hobart

23 October 1974 berthed at King's Pier, Hobart

27 October 1974 open to the public and some 1,300 visitors came onboard 

28 October 1974 together with HMAS HOBART sailed Hobart for New Zealand

1 November 1974 RASed with HMAS HOBART

2 November 1974 berthed at Wellington Harbour, New Zealand

3 November 1974 the ship was open to the public and some 800 visitors came onboard

5 November 1974 sailed Wellington for Auckland. On clearing Wellington Harbour met HMAS HOBART and RASed with her

7 November 1974 again RASed with HMAS HOBART in the Hauraki Gulf and then entered Auckland and anchored

16 December 1974 Captain J.D. Stevens RAN appointed in command

28 December 1974 was part of the Relief Force sent from Sydney to Darwin following the destruction caused by Hurricane Tracy and was one of 12 RAN ships in Operation Navy Help

17 November 1975 Rear Admiral Geoffrey V Gladstone raised his flag as Flag Officer Commanding the Australian Fleet

13 December 1975 Captain B.L. Cleary RAN appointed in command

7 June 1976 at Garden Island, Sydney the Captain Cook Dry Dock was flooded up tests to the engines were undertaken

9 June 1976 moved by tugs to No: 2 buoy to load ammunition and then to the Fitting Out Wharf, Garden Island to load FFO cargo

10 June 1976 loaded diesel oil from lighters

11 June 1976 sailed from Garden Island, Sydney, NSW to the Jervis Bay Exercise Area

13 June 1976 berthed at Garden Island, Sydney, SW

14 June 1976 sailed Sydney, NSW  for San Francisco, California. After sailing conducted a RAS exercise with HMNZS OTAGO

30 June 1976 off the West Coast of the USA RASed with HMAS's VAMPIRE and STUART

1 July 1976 together with HMAS's VAMPIRE and STUART arrived at San Francisco, California and berthed on Pier 19 (South)

4 July 1976 at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco an unarmed detachment from the ship took part in the Independence Day Parade

6 July 1976 sailed San Franciso together with HMAS's VAMPIRE and STUART

9 July 1976 berthed at Vancouver, Canada on No: 3 Ballantyne Pier

10 July 1976 to 12 July 1976 the ship was open to the public and 7,164 people visited

13 July 1976 sailed Vancouver, Canada

20 July 1976 arrived at Pearl Harbour and berthed at H1 berth. Loaded 5,000 tons of FFO cargo

23 July 1976 sailed Pearl Harbour

5 August 1976 RASed with HMAS MELBOURNE

6 August 1976 berthed at the Oil Wharf, Garden Island, Sydney, NSW

8 September 1976 was moved by tugs to No: 2 buoy to load ammunition

13 September 1976 a fire was discovered in the ship's messdeck store. It was extinguished. This fire was the subject of a prolonged investigation by the Naval Police. Later the same day sailed for exercises in the Jervis Bay area with HMAS's TORRENS, DERWENT and STUART together with USS THRUXTUR

17 September 1976 berthed at the Oil Wharf, Garden Island

20 September 1976 sailed Sydeny, NSW in the company of HMAS STALWART in preperation for participation in Exercise Kangaroo Two.

21 September 1976 anchored in Jervis Bay

24 September 1976 in rough seas RASed with HMAS MELBOURNE during which the automatic tensioning winch wire (No 4) was damaged. Berthed at the Oil Wharf, Garden Island 

17 January 1977 sailed Garden Island, Sydney, NSW with HMAS PARRAMATTA joining HMAS's MELBOURNE, BRISBANE, PERTH and DUCHESS in Exercises in the Eastern Australia Exercise Area

20 January 1977 in the Eastern Australia Exercise Area RASed HMAS DUCHESS

21 January 1977 arrived at Sydney, NSW with HMAS's MELBOURNE, BRISBANE, PERTH and PARRAMATTA

1 February 1977 toegther with HMAS's PARRAMATTA, MELBOURNE and BRISBANE involved in Exercise OILFLOW. Exercise ended at 0800hrs 1 February 1977

8 February 1977 Captain J.B. Snow RAN appointed in command

11 February 1977 sailed with HMAS's PARRAMATTA, MELBOURNE, PERTH and BRISBANE together with HMNZS OTAGO to exercise in accordance with the Stilo One programme and with Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral A M Synott AO CBE onboard

12 February 1977 Vice Admiral Synott disembarked by Light Jackstay to HMS PARRAMATTA

26 February 1977 RAS'ed with HMAS BRISBANE during Exercise RIMPAC 77

9 March 1977 RAS'ed with HMAS's BRISBANE and PARRAMATTA during Exercise RIMPAC 77

14 March 1977 berthed at Pearl Harbour

16 March 1977 sailed Pearl Harbour and RASed with HMAS BRISBANE

17 March 1977 a sailor from HMAS BRISBANE was MEDIVACed onboard for a appendectomy (successful)

18 March 1977 while on passage from Pearl Harbour to Suva RASed with HMAS BRISBANE

22 March 1977 RAS'ed with HMAS's BRISBANE and PARRAMATTA during which the hose to HMAS BRISBANE burst

28 March 1977 anchored at Auckland, New Zealand

1 April 1977 sailed Auckland, New Zealand

5 April 1977 berthed at Garden Island, Sydney Harbour, NSW

18 April 1977 commenced refit at Cockatoo Island Dockyard

8 July 1977 a hoax bomb telephone call was received onboard by the Assistant Officer of the Day

23 July 1977 entered Sutherland Dry Dock

24 July 1977 docked down

29 August 1977 while berthed at Cockatoo Island Dockyard a electrical equipment fire was discovered in the aft air conditioning compartment. It was quickly extinguished

31 August 1977 moved by tugs from Cockatoo Island Dockyard to the Fitting out berth at Garden Island

5 September 1977 sailed Garden Island after loading FFO and Diesel cargo and proceeded to sea for Phase 1 of Exercise WESTEX 77

9 September 1977 berthed at the Outer Harbour, Adelaide

10 September 1977 a further bomb hoax telephone call was received on board

11 September 1977 the ship was open to the public and 1,924 persons visited

12 September 1977 sailed Adelaide

18 September 1977 RAS'ed with HMAS BRISBANE and MELBOURNE as part of Task Group 327.3 while on passage from Singapore to Fremantle, Western Australia

19 September 1977 anchored in Gage Roads, Fremantle

20 September 1977 berthed at Z berth Fremantle Harbour and loaded FFO and Diesel cargo

22 September 1977 while on passage from Fremantle to Melbourne RAS'ed with HMAS BRISBANE, other RAN ships and USS Benjamin Stoddert

28 September 1977 engaged in exercises and a token RAS for the benefit of local local newspapers with HMAS BRISBANE and HMAS VAMPIRE later berthing at Port Melbourne

1 October 1977 at Port Melbourne the ship was open to the public and 3,227 visitors came onboard

2 October 1977 sailed Melbourne

3 October 1977 RASed with HMAS's MELBOURNE, BRISBANE, DERWENT, VAMPIRE, SWAN, STALWART and PERTH

4 October 1977 berthed at the Oil Wharf, Garden Island

12 October 1977 sailed Garden Island to sea after loading ammunition

14 October 1977 berthed at Brisbane

16 October 1977 at Brisbane the ship was open to the public between 14:00 & 17:00 when 2,773 visitors toured the ship

17 October 1977 sailed Brisbane

21 October 1977 joined in Exercise Southern Cross II with other RAN ships and vessels of the Indonesian Navy

22 October 1977 RASed with HMAS's PERTH and SWAN

26 October 1977 entered Darwin harbour, made fast alongside and commenced loading a full cargo of FFO and Diesel

28 October 1977 sailed Darwin and when clear of the harbour RASed with HMAS's VAMPIRE and SWAN then sailed for Singapore

1 November 1977 RASed with HMAS Swan

4 November 1977 berthed at No: 6 berth Sembawang Shipyard with HMAS STUART berthed outboard to refuel

10 November 1977 HMAS SWAN berthed outboard to refuel

13 November 1977 the ship was open to the public with only 37 visitors

19 November 1977 sailed and when at sea RASed with HMAS STUART, VAMPIRE and KD RAHMAT

23 November 1977 RASed with HMAS PERTH

24 November 1977 RASed with HMAS SWAN

26 November 1977 RASed with HMAS VAMPIRE and STUART

28 November 1977 RAsed with HMAS's VAMPIRE, SWAN, PERTH & STUART, HMS's ZULU, RHYL & MOHAWK and USS HAMMOND. During the RAS with USS HAMMOND the auto tension winch on No: 12 rig became unserviceable and so the RAs was changed to No: 4 rig to complete the refuelling

1 December 1977 and 2 December 1977 engaged in Exercise Compass 77 with HMAS STALWART, RFA TARBATNESS and USNS NAVASOTA. At the end of the exercise the ship together with HMAS's VAMPIRE, PERTH, STUART, SWAN, HMS's RHYL, ZULU, MOHAWK and RFA TARBATNESS sailed on passage to Western Australia

2 December 1977 RASed with HMAS's PERTH, VAMPIRE & STUART and HMS's RHYL, ZULU and MOHAWK

4 December 1977 HMS TIGER, RFA's TIDEPOOL and REGENT joining the Task Group

5 December 1977 RAsed with HMAS's PERTH, VAMPIRE, SWAN & STUART

6 December 1977 engaged in a pump over from RFA TIDEPOOL when 960 tons of Diesel were supplied using 2 jackstay rigs with Quick Release Couplings. RFA TARBARTNESS detached from the Task Group

7 December 1977 RASed with HMAS's PERTH, SWAN, VAMPIRE & STUART

8 December 1977 berthed at HMAS STIRLING in Cockburn Sound. HMS TIGER, RFA's TIDEPOOL and REGENT together with HMAS STALWART berthed in Fremantle. HMAS's VAMPIRE and STUART berthed outboard to refuel before moving to Escort Wharf

12 December 1977 moved from HMAS STIRLING to 'E' Berth Fremantle to load a full cargo of FFO and Diesel sailing once loaded to join the rest of the Task Group 327.8

14 December 1977 RAsed with HMAS PERTH

15 December 1977 RAsed with HMS ZULU

18 December 1977 RASed with HMAS's PERTH, & SWAN and HMS TIGER and RFA REGENT

19 December 1977 entered Sydney Harbour and berthed on No: 3 Buoy until Customs Clearance had been obtained and then moved berth to West Dock Wall, Garden Island to enter an Assitance Maintenance Period and to grant Christmas Leave

12 January 1978 a fire broke out in a sailors cabin aft. The fire was spotted from HMAS SWAN which was berthed outboard. The fire was extinguished with the cabins occupant being admitted to hospital for treatment

13 January 1978 HMAS TORRENS berthed outboard of HMAS SWAN and was refuelled

25 January 1978 loaded 580 tons of diesel fuel as cargo from a lighter

4 February 1978 loaded 450 tons of AVCAT as cargo

6 February 1978 sailed Garden Island to sea for work-up

7 February 1978 anchored in Jervis Bay

8 February 1978 weighed anchor and RASed with HMAS MELBOURNE

9 February 1978 RASed with HMAS TORRENS

10 February 1978 RASed with HMAS's PERTH, VENDETTA and STUART then returned to Sydney Harbour and berthed port side to West dock Wall with HMAS STUART berthed outboard

14 February 1978 sailed Garden Island to sea for an exercise programme for the benefit of members of the Joint Services Staff College

15 February 1978 RASed with HMAS's PERTH, VAMPIRE and STUART - each hook up only

17 February 1978 RASed with HMAS's PERTH, VENDETTA and VAMPIRE before returning to West dock Wall, Garden Island with HMAS STUART berthed outboard to be refuelled

21 February 1978 and 23 February 1978 loaded FFO cargo

27 February 1978 moved berth to No: 2 buoy to load ammunition before sailing to sea for Phase Three of JUC 98 and EAXP 9/78

28 February 1978 RASed with HMAS TORRENS and STUART

3 March 1978 RASed with HMAS VAMPIRE and VENDETTA

6 March 1978 anchored in Jervis Bay

7 March 1978 sailed Jervis Bay

8 March 1978 RASed with HMAS VENDETTA

10 March 1978 berthed at West Dock Wall, Garden Island, Sydney Harbour with HMCS PROVIDER berthed outboard

29 March 1978 sailed Garden Island for passage to Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 78 (Phase Two)

31 March 1978 RASed with HMAS PERTH. During the RAS a valve casting on No: 3 rig fractured causing the upper deck and RAS party to be liberally covered in oil

2 April 1978 RASed with HMAS STUART

23 April 1978 berthed at Pearl Harbour

1 May 1978 sailed K7 Pier, Pearl Harbour

2 May 1978 berthed at Kahului, Island of Maui

7 May 1978 the ship was open to the public and 404 visitors were received

8 May 1978 sailed Kahului with the intention of making passage to the Coral Sea but due to an engine defect approval was given to return to Pearl Harbour for repairs

9 May 1978 HMAS's PERTH and TORRENS berthed alongside to be refuelled

15 May 1978 repairs to the defect having been completed sailed Pearl Harbour for passage to the Coral Sea in company with HMAS's PERTH and TORRENS

27 May 1978 berthed at the main wharf, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

1 June 1978 sailed Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea for Brisbane

5 June 1978 berthed at the AMPOL Wharf, Lytton to discharge sullage that had been loaded at Port Moresby

6 June 1978 sailed Lytton

8 June 1978 entered Sydney Harbour and secured to No: 2 buoy for Customs clearance. This having been granted the ship moved to the Oil Wharf, Garden Island for an Assisted Maintenance Period

21 July 1978 to 28 July 1978 loaded a total of 5,239 tons of FFO and Diesel fuel as cargo from lighters

31 July 1978 moved to No: 2 buoy, Sydney Harbour to load ammunition and later sailed to Jervis Bay

4 August 1978 entered Sydney Harbour and berthed on the Oil Wharf, Garden Island. Captain D J Martin RAN appointed in Command

16 October 1978 at Sydney, Australia

19 January 1979 Captain P.H. James RAN appointed in command

1 November 1979 anchored in Moreton Bay. Anchor weighed at 0440 and moored at the Cold Stores Wharf, Hamilton Reach, Brisbane

3 November 1979 thirty Naval Cadets from TS Moreton Bay toured the ship and forty children from Petrie Special School were hosted on board by the ship's company

7 November 1979 sailed Brisbane and cleared Moreton Bay to sea

9 November 1979 rendevous with HMAS's YARRA and ONSLOW. RASed with HMAS YARRA and then engaged in exercises

11 November 1979 anchored in the lee of Fairfax Island

12 November 1979 weighed an sailed south in company with HMAS YARRA conducting exercises

14 November 1979 entered Moreton Bay and berthed at Cold Stores Wharf, Brisbane

19 November 1979 slipped and sailed for Moreton Bay in company with HMAS YARRA. HMAS DERWENT joined in company and all three ships sailed south

21 November 1979 HMNZS OTAGO joined and replenishment exercises were conducted. Entered Sydney Harbour and berthed at West Dock Wall, Garden Island

22 November 1979 in company with HMAS YARRA sailed Garden Island for a families day. At sea Light Jackstay and RAS demonstrations were undertaken. Returned to Garden Island the same evening and remained alongside for the rest of the month and also for the whole of December 1979 for leave and a self maintenance period

21 January 1980 sailed from Garden Island to sea for exercises of the NSW coast

23 January 1980 engaged in three RAS exercises with HMAS HOBART and six RAS exercises  and two light jackstay transfers with HMAS SWAN

24 January 1980 engaged in three RAS exercises with HMAS's SWAN and HOBART. Also RASed with HMAS HOBART 

25 January 1980 berthed at West Dock Wall, Garden Island 

26 January 1980 Warrant Officer Norbert Hans Friebe RAN awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (Military Division) for service in HMAS SUPPLY

29 January 1980 sailed Garden Island for working up prior to exercise RIMPAC 80. Engaged with HMAS MELBOURNE with a RAS and one light jackstay transfer exercise

30 January 1980 RASed with HMAS BRISBANE

31 January 1980 RASed with HMAS SWAN

1 February 1980 arrived at Sydney and berthed on West Dock Wall, at Garden island

8 February 1980 sailed Sydney in the company with HMAS HOBART

14 February 1980 berthed at Kings Wharf, Suva, Fiji

17 February 1980 sailed Suva, Fiji to sea

18 February 1980 joined up with HMAS's MELBOURNE, BRISBANE and YARRA on passage to Hawaii engaging in exercise ANZAC PEARL

19 February 1980 HMAS HOBART and HMNZS CANTERBURY joined the force

25 February 1980 arrived at Pearl Harbour and berth alongside Hotel 1 Pier

 1 March 1980 sailed from Pearl Harbour and, with various multi national ships commenced Exercise Rimpac 80. RASed with HMAS's HOBART, YARRA and BRISBANE. Transfered personnel to HMAS YARRA using a light jackstay

Between 4 March 1980  and 15 March 1980 and conducted RAS's and light jackstay transfers with thirty three multi national ships some more than once

16 March 1980 entered Pearl Harbour and berthed on Hotel 1 pier

28 March 1980 sailed Pearl Habour and RASed with HMAS's MELBOURNE, BRISBANE and HOBART. Commenced Exercise Pacific Pirouette

30 March 1980 conducted light jackstay transfers of personnel with HMAS's BRISBANE and HOBART

2 April 1980 RASed with HMAS's MELBOURNE and BRISBANE

10 April 1980 anchored in the Bay of Islands for 11 hours sailing at 1800hrs

12 April 1980 berthed at Napier, New Zealand

16 April 1980 sailed Napier

17 April 1980 berthed at Wellington, New Zealand at the Overseas Passenger Terminal

20 April 1980 sailed Wellington for Hobart, Tasmania

24 April 1980 berthed at Hobart at No 4 Macquarie Wharf

25 April 1980 the crew were fully enagaged in Hobart's ANZAC day commemoration services at the City's dawn service at the City Cenotaph, the Lenah Vale RSL dawn service, at Wynyard and the Franklin War Memorial. 180 of the crew took part in Honart's ANZAC Day march which when combined with the Hobart Port Division RANR provided the Navy's largest representation for many years

29 April 1980 sailed Hobart with 10 Naval Sea Cadets, one Instructor and one officer

30 April 1980 RASed with HMAS VAMPIRE - exercises only during daylight and at night

1 May 1980 berthed alongside the Oil Wharf at Garden Island, Sydney. Leave was granted and a maintenance period was commenced

7 May 1980 while repair work was being undertaken on No: 4 refuelling rig the derrick was lowered to deck level. During this evolution the derrick got out of control, swung inboard and struck and damaged the AVCAT filters which were sited midships on the RAS deck

12 May 1980 the ship was cold moved to the Fitting Out Wharf

2 June 1980 the ship moved from the Fitting Out Wharf to No: 3 Buoy to load ammunition. Later the same day together with HMAS STALWART sailed for exercises of Sydney. HMAS HOBART together with USS COOK and USS O'CALLAHAN were also engaged in these exercises. During bad weather Able Seaman McGinley was washed overboard. Petty Officer Tanner removed his own life jacket and threw it to the Able Seaman who managed to put on the life jackey. The ship turned and formed a lee and the ABle Seaman was recovered only suffering minor abrasions

3 June 1980 anchored in Darling Roads, Jervis Bay. The forward hold was found to be flooded to a depth of 2 feet

4 June 1980 HMAS PERTH berthed alongside and was refuelled

5 June 1980 shifted anchorage to Montague Roads

6 June 1980 sailed Jervis Bay and refuelled HMAS STALWART, HMAS HOBART and the two US naval ships

9 June 1980 RASed with HMAS Hobart and USS O'CALLAHAN

10 June 1980 RASed with USS COOK

12 June 1980 entered Sydney Harbour and berthed on the West Dock Wall, Garden Island for the ships annual inspection and an AMP

26 August 1980 sailed Garden Island to take part in Exercise Sandgroper 80 in the West Australian area

2 September 1980 anchored in King George Sound to pump dry the forward hold and remove the debris and the hold's destroyed contents

4 September 1980 visited Fremantle

5 September 1980 sailed Fremantle together with HMAS's MELBOURNE, PERTH and STALWART and was engaged in Exercise IODOME ONE

6 September 1980 RASed with HMAS's MELBOURNE, STALWART and PERTH

8 September 1980 RASed with HMAS's MELBOURNE and PERTH

9 September 1980 RASed with HMAS's MELBOURNE and PERTH

10 September 1980 RASed with HMAS's MELBOURNE and PERTH and received mail by jackstay from MELBOURNE

11 September 1980 RASed with HMAS's STAWART and PERTH

12 September 1980 arrived at Singapore

17 September 1980 sailed Singapore in the company of HMAS STALWART

20 September 1980 RASed with HMAS STALWART receiving feedwater from her

22 September 1980 arrived at Colombo

29 September 1980 Captain Ian D.G. MacDougall RAN appointed in command

30 September 1980 sailed Colombo and RASed with HMAS STALWART

13 October 1981 entered Captain Cook Graving Dock, Sydney, NSW

26 January 1982 Captain B. Nobles RAN appointed in command

1 June 1982 berthed at No: 8 berth to load FFO cargo

7 June 1982 sailed Garden Island for post refit workup

8 June 1982 to 9 June 1982 at anchor at Jervis Bay

9 June 1982 Light Jackstay transfer with HMAS CANBERRA

10 June 1982 RASed with HMAS CANBERRA

11 June 1982 entered Port Jackson and berthed

12 June 1982 Chief Bosun's Mate - Chief Petty Officer Roland Arthur Bell awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) BEM

15 June 1982 sailed in company with HMAS's CANBERRA and SWAN

16 June 1982 after further work up boat drills and RAS with HMAS CANBERRA sailed to Lae, Papua New Guinea

23 June 1982 berthed at Lae, Papua New Guinea

25 June 1982 sailed Lae, Papua New Guinea to the Patrol Boat Base, Lombrun, Manus Island and loaded FFO cargo

29 June 1982 sailed Manus Island for Sydney, NSW

6 July 1982 arrived at Sydney, NSW

7 July 1982 commenced loading FFO and Diesel cargo

13 July 1982 sailed Sydney, NSW in company with HMAS BRISBANE for exercises

16 July 1982 RASed with HMAS BRISBANE

20 July 1982 jackstay transfer wuth HMAS YARRA

21 July 1982 RASed with HMAS ADELAIDE

22 July 1982 berthed on the Oil Wharf, Garden Island, Sydney, NSW and commenced loading stores, discharging sullage and processing ship maintenace

27 July 1982 sailed Garden Island, Sydney for exercises with HMAS's YARRA and ADELAIDE. The ships formed Task Unit 628.7.3 for Exercise Pitch Black 82

28 July 1982 RASed with HMAS's ADELAIDE, BRISBANE and YARRA

29 July 1982 RASed and jackstay transfer with HMAS ADELAIDE and RASed with HMAS HOBART

30 July 1982 RASed with HMAS YARRA

1 June 1983 berthed at the northern end of the Fitting Out Wharf, Garden Island, Sydney, NSW

8 June 1983 Commander T.W. Jones RAN appointed in command

14 June 1983 cold moved to No: 3 Buoy. The ship landed her ammunition and loaded 569 tons of FFO for bunkers. Sailed at 1600hrs to sea

15 June 1983 berthed at Newcastle on No: 3 berth State Dockyard

23 June 1983 at Newcastle cold moved to the floating dock Muloobinba

5 July 1983 the ship was docked down and moved cold with the assistance of three tugs to No: 2 berth State Dockyard, Newcastle 

2 August 1983 Captain P.D. McKay ADC RAN appointed in command

13 August 1983 sailed State Dockyard, Newcastle to sea

15 August 1983 arrived off Port Jackson but fog delayed her berthing until after 1010hrs. Berthed No: 7 berth Wolloomooloo. Loaded 985 tons of dieso cargo was loaded 

16 August 1983 berthed at No: 3 buoy and loaded ammunition. Slipped later in the morning and sailed to sea shaping her course for Hobart, Tasmania

18 August 1983 entered harbour and berthed alongside No: 2 & No: 3 berths MacQuarie Pier, Hobart. Over the next 47 hours loaded 2,975 tons of diesol and 3,026 tons of FFO as cargo.

20 August 1983 sailed Hobart shaping course for the East Australian Exercise Areas

22 August 1983 arrived off Jervis Bay and engaged in Exercises

27 August 1983 while at anchor refuelled HMAS WOLLONGONG alongside

28 August 1983 RASed HMAS STALWART

29 August 1983 entered Port Jackson and berthed at the north end of the Fitting Out Wharf, Garden Island engaged in a period of self maintenance

13 September 1983 sailed Garden Island, Sydney for exercises in the Jervis Bay area prior to departing to Western Australia the next day

16 September 1983 joined up with other RAN, RNZN abd US naval ships south of Cape Outway RASing with HMAS's CANBERRA, HOBART, HMNZS CANTERBURY

18 September 1983 RASed with HMAS JERVIS BAY

21 September 1983 entered Fremantle Harbour and berthed with tug assistance at Hotel berth. Commenced loading 5,700 tons of dieso and 3,000 tons of FFO cargo which was completed on 23 September 1983

23 September 1983 cast off and shifted berth to the Gage Roads anchorage sailing later in the day with other units of the Task Group for operations in support of Exercise Kangaroo 83

29 September 1983 RASed with members of the Task Group

30 September 1983 on passage to the Exmouth Gulf Area in company with HMAS's HOBART and TOBRUK, USS Lockwood and HMNZS CANTERBURY

1 October 1983 anchored at Exmouth Gulf and anchored

6 October 1983 sailed Exmouth Gulf and RASed with USS's Lockwood and Marvin Shields

18 February 1985 Captain L.M. Sulman RAN appointed in command

20 February 1985 RASed with HMAS CANBERRA, YARRA, SYDNEY and HMNZS CANTERBURY

21 February 1985 RASed with HMAS's STALWART and BRISBANE

22 February 1985 RASed with HMAS's PERTH and YARRA

25 February 1985 RASed with HMAS YARRA

26 February 1985 RASed with HMAS's TOBRUK and CANBERRA

27 February 1985 RASed with HMAS's YARRA, BRISBANE, TORRENS and CANBERRA

28 February 1985 RASed with HMAS's PERTH, YARRA, BRISBANE, TORRENS, CANBERRA and SYDNEY and HMNZS CANTERBURY before anchoring at Jervis Bay

1 March 1985 RASed with HMAS YARRA and HMNZS CANTERBURY before entering Sydney Harbour and berthing on the Fitting Out Wharf

5 March 1985 while berthed on the Fitting Out Wharf HMAS VAMPIRE berthed alongside to be refuelled

8 March 1985 sailed Sydney Harbour for Exercise Flying Fish Phase 2. RASed with HMAS YARRA

10 March 1985 RASed with HMAS's BRISBANE & PERTH and also USS BUCHANAN

11 March 1985 RASed with HMAS TOBRUK

12 March 1985 RASed with HMAS's YARRA & TORRENS and also USS JOHN YOUNG

13 March 1985 RASed with HMAS BRISBANE

14 March 1985 entered Brisbane Harbour

18 March 1985 sailed from Brisbane and RASed with HMAS's TORRENS, YARRA, CANBERRA, SYDNEY and PERTH

20 March 1985 RASed with HMAS TORRENS

July 1985 and August 1985 during the entire period was berthed starboard side to at the north end of the Fitting Out Wharf, Garden Island engaged in an Assisted Maintenance Period

11 November 1985 arrival at Port Jackson where she was taken out of service and was replaced by HMAS SUCCESS

16 December 1985 finally paid off. During her service with the Royal Australian Navy covered 667,421 nmiles

13 January 1987 left Sydney in tow of the Dutch tug SMIT LLOYD 109 bound Kaohsiungfor to be broken up in Taiwan

February 1987 arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up

 

 

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