HMAS Quadrant

HMAS Quadrant (G-11/F-01) was a Quilliam class destroyer laid down by R. and W. Hawthorn, Leslie and Company Limited at Hebburn-on-Tyne in England on 24 September 1940, launched on 28 February 1942, commissioned in the Royal Navy on 26 November 1942, purchased by Australia and commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy at Sydney on 18 October 1945, paid off into Reserve at Sydney on 20 June 1947, converted to a fast anti-submarine frigate at the Williamstown Naval Dockyard in Melbourne and recommissioned on 16 July 1953 under the command of Captain Stephen H. Beattie VC RN.

Quadrant escorted the Royal Yacht Gothic during the visit to Australia of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in February 1954.

HMAS Quadrant paid of into Operational Reserve at Sydney on 16 August 1957 and was sold for scrap to the Japanese firm of Kinoshita and Company Limited on 15 February 1963.


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