HMAS Warramunga (I44)

The first HMAS Warramunga (D10/I44) was a Tribal class destroyer, laid down by the Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Company Limited at Sydney on the 10th February 1940, launched on 7 February 1942 by Mrs. F. M. Forde, wife of the Minister for the Army, and commissioned on 23 November in 1942.

Warramunga was assigned to convoy escort duty between Queensland and New Guinea. She participated in multiple South-West Pacific landings during World War II, and was present in Tokyo Bay on Victory over Japan Day (2 September 1945), when the Japanese Instrument of Surrender was signed.

During the Korean War, Warramunga operated in support of the United Nations Forces.

Warramunga paid off to reserve at Sydney on the 7th of December 1959, and then was declared for disposal on 22 May 1961 and sold for scrap to Kinoshita and Company Limited of Japan on 15 February 1963.


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