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Sept. 1936: New sloop SWAN [II] sets compass bearings swing by tug WATTLE - NHSA. | by Kookaburra2011
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Sept. 1936: New sloop SWAN [II] sets compass bearings swing by tug WATTLE - NHSA.

30. The newly-completed Grimsby Class sloop HMAS SWAN is put through her compass setting swings by the venerable harbour tug HMAS WATTLE.

 

WATTLE, being restored at Victoria Dock in Melbourne as of 2009, was constructed by men and apprentices at Cockatoo Island Dockyard in 1933 as a make-work measure during the Great Depression.

 

Photo: Collection of Graeme Andrews, RAN 1955-1968, RANR 1980, it appearas on the Naval Historical Society of Australia 's disc set 'Warships Of The Past and Present' compiled by Graeme, an Honourary Life Member of the Society.

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Uploaded on August 10, 2009