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HMAS Toowoomba (J157)

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HMAS Toowoomba (J157/B251/A125), named for the city of Toowoomba, Queensland was one of 60 ''Bathurst''-class corvettes constructed during World War II and one of 20 built on Admiralty order but manned by personnel of and later commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). [1]

27 relations: Admiralty, Australian Commonwealth Naval Board, Bar-class boom defence vessel, Batavia, Dutch East Indies, Bathurst-class corvette, Battle honour, Battle of Singapore, Bofors 40 mm gun, British Pacific Fleet, Depth charge, Displacement (ship), Eastern Fleet, Indian Ocean, Indian Ocean in World War II, Oerlikon 20 mm cannon, Persian Gulf, QF 12-pounder 12 cwt naval gun, QF 4 inch Mk XIX naval gun, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Indian Navy, Royal Netherlands Navy, Sloop-of-war, Sonar, South West Pacific theatre of World War II, Toowoomba, Walkers Limited, World War II.


The Admiralty, originally known as the Office of the Admiralty and Marine Affairs, was the government department responsible for the command of the Royal Navy firstly in the Kingdom of England, secondly in the Kingdom of Great Britain, and from 1801 to 1964, the United Kingdom and former British Empire.

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Australian Commonwealth Naval Board

The Australian Commonwealth Naval Board was the governing authority over the Royal Australian Navy from its inception and through World Wars I and II.

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Bar-class boom defence vessel

The Bar class were a class of boom defence vessels of the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy during World War II.

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Batavia, Dutch East Indies

Batavia was the name of the capital city of the Dutch East Indies that corresponds to the present-day Central Jakarta.

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Bathurst-class corvette

The Bathurst-class corvettes were a class of general purpose vessels produced in Australia during World War II.

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Battle honour

A battle honour is an award of a right by a government or sovereign to a military unit to emblazon the name of a battle or operation on its flags ("colours"), uniforms or other accessories where ornamentation is possible.

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Battle of Singapore

The Battle of Singapore, also known as the Fall of Singapore, was fought in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II when the Empire of Japan invaded the British stronghold of Singapore—nicknamed the "Gibraltar of the East".

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Bofors 40 mm gun

--> The Bofors 40 mm gun, often referred to simply as the Bofors gun, is an anti-aircraft/multi-purpose autocannon designed in the 1930s by the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors.

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British Pacific Fleet

The British Pacific Fleet (BPF) was a Royal Navy formation which saw action against Japan during the Second World War.

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Depth charge

A depth charge is an anti-submarine warfare weapon.

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Displacement (ship)

The displacement or displacement tonnage of a ship is its weight, expressed in long tons of water its hull displaces.

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Eastern Fleet

The British Eastern Fleet (also known after 1944 as the East Indies Fleet and the Far East Fleet) was a fleet of the Royal Navy which existed between 1941 and 1971.

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Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering (approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface).

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Indian Ocean in World War II

The Indian Ocean had long been an important maritime trade route between European nations and their colonial territories in East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, British India, Indochina, the East Indies (Indonesia), and Australia.

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Oerlikon 20 mm cannon

and --> The Oerlikon 20 mm cannon is a series of autocannons, based on an original German 20 mm Becker design that appeared very early in World War I. It was widely produced by Oerlikon Contraves and others, with various models employed by both Allied and Axis forces during World War II, and many versions still in use today.

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Persian Gulf

The Persian Gulf (lit), (الخليج الفارسي) is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia.

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QF 12-pounder 12 cwt naval gun

The QF 12-pounder 12-cwt gun (abbreviated as Q.F. 12-pdr. (12-cwt.), the War Office, 1925) was a common, versatile calibre naval gun introduced in 1894 and used until the middle of the 20th century.

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QF 4 inch Mk XIX naval gun

The QF 4-inch Mk XIX gunMk XIX.

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Royal Australian Navy

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force.

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Royal Indian Navy

The Royal Indian Navy (RIN) was the naval force of British India and the Dominion of India.

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Royal Netherlands Navy

The Royal Netherlands Navy (Koninklijke Marine, “Royal Navy”) is the navy of the Netherlands.

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In the 18th century and most of the 19th, a sloop-of-war in the Royal Navy was a warship with a single gun deck that carried up to eighteen guns.

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Sonar (originally an acronym for SOund Navigation And Ranging) is a technique that uses sound propagation (usually underwater, as in submarine navigation) to navigate, communicate with or detect objects on or under the surface of the water, such as other vessels.

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South West Pacific theatre of World War II

The South West Pacific theatre, during World War II, was a major theatre of the war between the Allies and the Empire of Japan.

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Toowoomba (nicknamed 'The Garden City') is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland.

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Walkers Limited

Walkers Limited was an Australian engineering company, based in Maryborough, Queensland.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Redirects here:

HMAS Toowoomba (I), HMAS Toowoomba (J157/B251/A125), HMAS Toowoomba I, HNLMS Boeroe.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Toowoomba_(J157)

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