HMAS PENGUIN IV
THEN RENAMED HMAS MELVILLE
At the outbreak of World War II in Europe, the Royal Australian Navy depot in Darwin in the Northern Territory was named HMAS Penguin IV. On 1 August 1940 it was formally commissioned as HMAS Melville.
The large naval wireless station at HMAS Coonawarra was part of HMAS Melville.
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