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RAN Tally Band - HMAS Koala



Description: RAN Tally Band - HMAS Koala

Maker's Name: N/A

Condition: Very Good

Comments: Royal Australian Navy - Tally Band - HMAS Koala.

HMAS Koala was constructed to a design similar to that of the Royal Navy's Bar class vessels.
The ship commissioned at Sydney on 7 February 1940 under the command of Boatswain Eric D Willder, RAN.
Koala sailed for Darwin on 9 April 1940, arriving there on 29 April. Following the first air raid on Darwin on 19 February 1942, she was transferred to Brisbane for some three months before returning to Darwin on 5 June 1942 where she resumed her boom defence duties, serving in that capacity until 30 April 1945.

  • Model: AM21064

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