HMAS Norman (G 49)
Destroyer of the N class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Ordered||15 Apr 1939|
|Laid down||27 Jul 1939|
|Launched||30 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||29 Sep 1941|
|End service||Oct 1945|
Returned to the Royal Navy in October 1945.
|Former name||HMS Norman|
Commands listed for HMAS Norman (G 49)
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|1||Cdr. Henry Mackay Burrell, RAN||15 Sep 1941||22 Jun 1943|
|2||Cdr. Herbert James Buchanan, DSO, RAN||23 Jun 1943||1 Nov 1944|
|3||Lt.Cdr. John Plunkett-Cole, RAN||2 Nov 1944||2 Sep 1945|
|4||A/Cdr. Arnold Holbrook Green, DSC, RAN||3 Sep 1945||28 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.