HMAS Queenborough

HMAS Queenborough (G-70/F-02) was a Quilliam class destroyer laid down by Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Limited at Wallsend-on-Tyne in England on 6 November 1940, launched on 16 January 1942, commissioned into the Royal Navy on 10 December 1942, commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on 29 October 1945, was placed in reserve on 20 May 1949, converted to a fast anti-submarine frigate at Cockatoo Island Dockyard in Sydney and recommissioned on 7 December 1954. Queenborough served with the 1st Frigate Squadron and undertook six deployments to the Far East between 1956 and 1963, paid off to the control of the General Manager, Williamstown Dockyard on 10 July 1963, and recommissioned on 28 July 1966 as a training ship. HMAS Queenborough paid off on 7 April 1972, was sold for scrap to Willtop (Asia) through the agents, Banks Brothers and Streets at Sydney, on 8 April 1975 and broken up in Hong Kong.

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