Allied Warships

HMAS Moresby

Sloop of the 24 class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
Built byBarclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Laid down27 Nov 1917 
Launched12 Apr 1918 
Commissioned20 Jun 1925 
End service14 Mar 1946 

Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS Silvio on 25 May 1918.
Transferred to Australia and commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on 25 June 1925.
Used as a survey ship between the wars.
Reverted to a Anti-submarine training vessel at the outbreak of the Second World War but back on survey work in January 1941.
After the outbreak of the war with Japan she served as a escort vessel until November 1943 when she once again reverted back to survey work.
Decommissioned on 14 March 1946 and sold to be broken up for scrap on 3 February 1947 to Broken Hill Pty Co. Ltd.

Former nameHMS Silvio

Commands listed for HMAS Moresby

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1Lt.Cdr. William Harold Martin, RAN23 Mar 193917 Dec 1939
2Cdr. (retired) Harold Exton Turner, RN17 Dec 193925 May 1940
3Lt.Cdr. (retired) Basil Theodore Brewster, DSC, RN25 May 194026 Jul 1940
4Cdr. William Harold Martin, RAN26 Jul 194013 Oct 1940
5Lt. John Midford Little, RANR(S)13 Oct 19408 Nov 1940
6Cdr. William Harold Martin, RAN8 Nov 194028 Apr 1941
7Lt.Cdr. Robert Bagster Atlee Hunt, RAN28 Apr 194119 Jan 1942
8T/Lt. Charles Hugh Brown, RANR(S)19 Jan 1942Jan 1944
9A/Cdr. Colin Goyder Little, RANJan 194415 May 1945
10Lt.Cdr. Robert Bagster Atlee Hunt, OBE, RAN15 May 19459 Aug 1945
11Lt.Cdr. D'Arcy Thomas Gale, DSC, RAN9 Aug 194514 Mar 1946

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