H.M.A.S. Albatross (1928)

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H.M.A.S. Albatross (1928)
Builder: Cockatoo Dockyard
Laid down: 16 Apr, 1926
Launched: 23 Feb, 1928
Commissioned: 23 Jan, 1929[1]
Decommissioned: 26 Apr, 1933
Transferred: 1938
Fate: to Royal Navy

H.M.A.S. Albatross was a seaplane tender which entered service in the Royal Australian Navy in 1929.


Albatross was commissioned at Sydney on 23 January, 1929. In mid-1931, she was carrying Royal Australian Air Force Flight 101. Eight aviators were assigned to her at the time.[2]

She re-commissioned at Sydney on 1 January, 1932 with six aviators assigned.[3]

She paid off into E Class Reserve at Sydney on 26 April, 1933.[4]

After five years service, the ship was taken out of service.

In 1938, Albatross was transferred to Britain, becoming H.M.S. Albatross. She served as a repair ship for the Royal Navy throughout World War II.


Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 292.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 292.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 295.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 295.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 292.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 295.