HMAS Quiberon (G 81)
Destroyer of the Q class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Ordered||2 Apr 1940|
|Laid down||14 Oct 1940|
|Launched||31 Jan 1942|
|Commissioned||6 Jul 1942|
|End service||26 Jun 1964|
Decommissioned to reserve on 26 June 1964.
|Former name||HMS Quiberon|
Commands listed for HMAS Quiberon (G 81)
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|1||Cdr. Hugh Waters Shelley Browning, OBE, RN||14 Apr 1942||20 Jan 1943|
|2||Cdr. George Scott Stewart, RAN||21 Jan 1943||29 May 1944|
|3||Cdr. Wilfred Hastings Harrington, DSO, RAN||14 Jul 1944||15 Feb 1945|
|4||Lt.Cdr. George Frederick Edmund Knox, RAN||16 Feb 1945||2 Sep 1946|
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Notable events involving Quiberon include:
28 Nov 1942
The Italian submarine Dessi? was sunk off Annaba, Algeria by the British destroyer HMS Quentin (Lt.Cdr. A.H.P. Noble, RN) and the Australian destroyer HMAS Quiberon (Cdr. H.W.S. Browning, OBE, RN).
6 Jul 1943
The Canadian merchant Jasper Park is torpedoed and sunk south-south-west of Cap Sainte Marie, Madagascar in position 32°52'S, 42°15'E by German U-boat U-177. Later the Australian destroyers HMAS Quiberon (Cdr. G.S. Stewart, RAN) and HMAS Quickmatch (Lt.Cdr. R. Rhoades, DSC, RAN) together pick up 51 survivors.