Description: RAN Tally Band – HMAS Shoalhaven – circa 1950s

Maker’s Name: N/A

Condition: Good

Comments: Royal Australian Navy – Tally Band – HMAS Shoalhaven – circa 1950s.

HMAS Shoalhaven (K535/M535/F535), named for the Shoalhaven River in New South Wales, was a River class frigate laid down by Walkers Limited at Maryborough, Queensland on 18 December 1943, launched on 14 December 1944 by Senator Dorothy Tangney and commissioned at Urangan Pier in Hervey Bay in Queensland on 2 May 1946.

The ship operated during the Korean War, and received the battle honour “Korea 1950”.

HMAS Shoalhaven paid off to reserve on 19 December 1955, and was sold to H. C. Sleigh and Company, acting on behalf of Mitsubishi Australia Propriety Limited, in January 1962.