Allied Warships

HMAS Norman (G 49)

Destroyer of the N class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantG 49 
Built byThornycroft (Southampton, U.K.) 
Ordered15 Apr 1939 
Laid down27 Jul 1939 
Launched30 Oct 1940 
Commissioned29 Sep 1941 
End serviceOct 1945 

Returned to the Royal Navy in October 1945.
HMS Norman was scrapped in May 1958.

Former nameHMS Norman

Commands listed for HMAS Norman (G 49)

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1Cdr. Henry Mackay Burrell, RAN15 Sep 194122 Jun 1943
2Cdr. Herbert James Buchanan, DSO, RAN23 Jun 19431 Nov 1944
3Lt.Cdr. John Plunkett-Cole, RAN2 Nov 19442 Sep 1945
4A/Cdr. Arnold Holbrook Green, DSC, RAN3 Sep 194528 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Norman include:

21 Oct 1942
HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.M. Burrell, RAN) picks up 14 survivors from the British merchant Empire Nomad that was torpedoed and sunk eight days earlier by German U-boat U-159 about 230 nautical miles south of Cape Point, Cape Colony.

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Langtree, Christopher

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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