OPERATIONS - POST WAR
1945 - 1956
15 * VJ DAY - Spiced the Mainbrace
5 * Tokyo Bay
8 * Sailed Tokyo for Sydney via Manus
18 * Arrived Sydney
NOV/DEC * Tour of New Zealand with HMS Wizard and HMS Urchin.
* Sydney for Christmas !
15 * Wardroom Officers private dance in B and C Hangers and on the flight deck.
16 * Ships Company Farewell Dance in B and C Hangers and on the flight deck
20 * Left Sydney for Home with HMS Undaunted via Melbourne and Fremantle
24 * Cape Town
28 * St. Helena
2 * Ascension Island
11 * Gibraltar
16 * Portsmouth - entered harbour with paying-off pennant flying to a great reception - one of the Forgotten Fleet !
25 * Sailed Portsmouth with depleted crew - but with 130
"Bush Brides" via Suez Canal, Aden, Colombo and Fremantle
26 * Arrived Sydney
9 * Departed Sydney with 1650 servicemen, WRNS, VAD's and 200 patients
ex - RNH Herne Bay. Fremantle, Aden, Malta, Gibraltar, Plymouth
8 * Arrived Portsmouth
29 * Sailed Portsmouth, Gibraltar, Malta, Aden, Colombo and Return
9 * Arrived Portsmouth
19 * Ship's Battle Ensign presented to Borough of Holborn. Ship's Company marched to Holborn Town Hall - Official Luncheon.
2 * Sailed Portsmouth for Far East -70 women and children as passengers plus 600 naval personnel for Gib, Malta, Aden, Colombo, Trincomalee and Singapore
28 * Arrived Singapore
5 * Sailed Singapore for UK
27 * Arrived Portsmouth
5 * Sailed for Norfolk Virginia USA to bring home 700 - 800 sailors, Nursing Sisters, ATS and a soldier for Christmas
12 * Arrived Norfolk
14 * Sailed (one day earlier than planned)
21 * Arrived Portsmouth (Average speed 23 knots) - Entered C Dock