HMAS Burdekin

HMAS Burdekin (K-376), named for the Burdekin River in Queensland which rises on the western slope of the Seaview Range and flows into the Pacific Ocean at Upstart Bay, was a River class frigate laid down by Walkers Limited at Maryborough in Queensland, launched on 30 June 1943 by Miss K Collings, daughter of the Minister for the Interior and Leader of the Government in the Senate and commissioned on 27 June 1944. The surrender of Dutch Borneo by the Japanese was accepted on board HMAS Burdekin by Major General Milford, GOC Seventh Australian Division, on 8 September 1945. HMAS Burdekin paid off into reserve on 18 April 1946, was declared for disposal on 9 November 1960 and sold for scrap to the Tolo Mining and Smelting Company Limited of Hong Kong on 21 September 1961.

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