HMAS PENGUIN IV
THEN RENAMED HMAS MELVILLE
DARWIN, NT
DURING WWII

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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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