Description: RAN – Tally Band – HMAS Barwon.

Condition: Very Good

Comments: Royal Australian Navy – Tally Band – HMAS Barwon.

Barwon commissioned at Sydney on 10 December 1945 under the command of Lieutenant Commander Algernon G Rose RANR(S).

After working up Barwon sailed from Sydney on 14 February 1946 for service in northern waters. Following a brief visit to Darwin she then proceeded to the Philippines.

Barwon returned to Darwin where she was engaged in various duties, including the dumping of obsolete ammunition and inspection of coastal lights. She also embarked members of a War Crimes Tribunal for passage to Koepang, in Timor, and returned them to Darwin.

From 1 July to 29 August 1946, Barwon was in Sydney undergoing a refit. On completion she proceeded to New Guinea waters where her duties included the inspection and repair of coastal navigation lights and the inspection of bomb, mine and ammunition dumps in various areas.

Barwon returned to Melbourne on 20 January 1947, thus ending her seagoing career. After a short commission, which lasted only 15 months, Barwon paid off into Reserve on 31 March 1947.