The Naval Depot in Brisbane, HMAS MORETON, was decommissioned after over 60 years of service. The base opened in 1933 as HMAS PENGUIN IV; in 1940 it changed to HMAS BRISBANE, and in 1942 to HMAS MORETON. The base occupied the site at New Farm for several years before de-commissioning. For many years the base was the home of the Amphibious Squadron, comprising the landing ship HMAS TOBRUK, and several landing craft heavy, (LCH). Naval support activities were transferred to the new Naval Headquarters, Southern Queensland, located at Bulimba Barracks.
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