HMAS Macquarie (K532)
Macquarie circa. 1952
|Builder:||Morts Dock and Engineering Company|
|Launched:||3 March 1945|
|Commissioned:||7 December 1945|
|Decommissioned:||19 December 1946|
|Recommissioned:||15 August 1952|
|Decommissioned:||17 March 1954|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap|
|Class & type:||River-class frigate|
Macquarie was one of eight River-class frigates constructed in Australia for service in the RAN. She was named after the Macquarie River in New South Wales. Although constructed as part of the Australian wartime shipbuilding program, Macquarie did not enter service until after the end of World War II.
Following working up trials, Macquarie sailed from Sydney to New Guinea on 31 January 1946, to commence a three-month deployment. During this deployment she was involved in the salvage of Japanese tanker Naruto. She returned to Sydney in April, but sailed in June to Indonesia, where she was involved in war crimes trials and grave registration. On her return to Australia in October, she was decommissioned into reserve, on 19 December 1946.
- "HMAS Macquarie". Sea Power Centre Australia. Retrieved 15 September 2008.
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