HMAS Nizam (G 38)
Destroyer of the N class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Ordered||15 Apr 1939|
|Laid down||27 Jul 1939|
|Launched||4 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||8 Jan 1941|
|End service||17 Oct 1945|
Returned to the Royal Navy on 17 October 1945.
|Former name||HMS Nizam|
Commands listed for HMAS Nizam (G 38)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Max Joshua Clark, RAN||19 Dec 1940||25 Jan 1943|
|2||Cdr. Claude Henry Brooks, RAN||26 Jan 1943||13 Nov 1944|
|3||A/Lt.Cdr. William Frank Cook, RAN||14 Nov 1944||17 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Nizam include:
8 Oct 1942
HMAS Nizam (Cdr. M.J. Clark, DSO, RAN) picks up survivors from the Greek merchant Koumoundouros and the Dutch merchant Gaastekerk that were torpedoed and sunk earlier that day by German U-boat U-68 south-west of Cape Point, South Africa.
31 Jul 1943
HMAS Nizam (Cdr. C.H. Brooks, RAN) picks up 6 survivors from the British merchant Cornish City that was torpedoed and sunk on 29 July 1943 by German U-boat U-177 south-east of Madagascar in position 27°20'S, 52°10'E.