Description: RAN Tally Band – HMAS Culgoa
Maker’s Name: N/A
Condition: Very Good
Comments: Royal Australian Navy – Tally Band – HMAS Culgoa.
HMAS Culgoa (K408/F408/A256), named for the Culgoa River, was a Modified River (or Bay) class frigate serving in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
Culgoa was laid down by HMA Naval Dockyard at Williamstown, Victoria on 15 July 1943 as HMAS Murray (for the Murray River), but was renamed to avoid confusion with the British ship of the same name. The frigate was launched on 22 September 1945 by Mrs. Showers, wife of the Second Naval Member of the Australian Commonwealth Naval Board, and completed on 24 December 1946. She was immediately placed in reserve until her commissioning on 1 April 1947.
Culgoa served in the Korean War. She received the battle honour “Korea 1953” for this deployment.
Now a scarce and highly desirable RAN tally.