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Yes, Austria had the ship HMAS Wyatt Earp!
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a425couple
2017-06-07 12:29:41 UTC
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Yes, Austria had the ship HMAS Wyatt Earp!
I'm still reading on Capt. Cook and his exploring,
and in one of many side reads, found this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Wyatt_Earp
"HMAS Wyatt Earp (formerly known as FV Fanefjord, MV Wyatt Earp,
and HMAS Wongala) was a motor vessel commissioned into the Royal
Australian Navy (RAN) from 1939 to 1945 and again from 1947 to 1948.
Displacement: 408 tonnes (402 tons)
Length: 41.3 m (135 ft)
Beam: 8.9 m (29 ft)

While being a motorised vessel, her masts and booms normally used for
cargo handling were capable of being rigged for sailing in an emergency.
She was purchased by the American explorer and aviator, Lincoln
Ellsworth, for his 1933 Antarctic expedition, refitted and sheathed with
oak and armour plate, and renamed Wyatt Earp after the marshal of Dodge
City and Tombstone, Arizona. Wyatt Earp was used on four of Ellsworth's
Antarctic expeditions between 1933 and 1939, primarily as a base ship
for his aircraft.

purchased from Ellsworth by the Government of Australia and handed over
to the RAN, --- In September 1939, it was decided to rename her
Boomerang, but the name was already in use by another Australian vessel.
Instead, the ship was commissioned on 25 October 1939 as Wongala, an
Australian Aborigine word meaning boomerang. ---
Federal Government was considering renewing Antarctic exploration. The
Association was requested to return the vessel, which was inspected to
determine her suitability for conversion to an Antarctic exploration
vessel. The conversion was approved, and in June 1947, prior to her
impending voyage to the Antarctic, it was decided to recommission the
ship under the name she had used during her previous visits to the
Antarctic with explorer Lincoln Ellsworth. The ship was recommissioned
on 17 November 1947 at Port Adelaide as HMAS Wyatt Earp. ---
After loading, including an OS2U Kingfisher amphibian of the Royal
Australian Air Force ---."
a425couple
2017-06-07 12:51:19 UTC
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Sorry for the typo.
This is an Australian ship!
Post by a425couple
Yes, Austria had the ship HMAS Wyatt Earp!
I'm still reading on Capt. Cook and his exploring,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Wyatt_Earp
"HMAS Wyatt Earp (formerly known as FV Fanefjord, MV Wyatt Earp,
and HMAS Wongala) was a motor vessel commissioned into the Royal
Australian Navy (RAN) from 1939 to 1945 and again from 1947 to 1948.
Displacement: 408 tonnes (402 tons)
Length: 41.3 m (135 ft)
Beam: 8.9 m (29 ft)
While being a motorised vessel, her masts and booms normally used for
cargo handling were capable of being rigged for sailing in an emergency.
She was purchased by the American explorer and aviator, Lincoln
Ellsworth, for his 1933 Antarctic expedition, refitted and sheathed with
oak and armour plate, and renamed Wyatt Earp after the marshal of Dodge
City and Tombstone, Arizona. Wyatt Earp was used on four of Ellsworth's
Antarctic expeditions between 1933 and 1939, primarily as a base ship
for his aircraft.
purchased from Ellsworth by the Government of Australia and handed over
to the RAN, --- In September 1939, it was decided to rename her
Boomerang, but the name was already in use by another Australian vessel.
Instead, the ship was commissioned on 25 October 1939 as Wongala, an
Australian Aborigine word meaning boomerang. ---
Federal Government was considering renewing Antarctic exploration. The
Association was requested to return the vessel, which was inspected to
determine her suitability for conversion to an Antarctic exploration
vessel. The conversion was approved, and in June 1947, prior to her
impending voyage to the Antarctic, it was decided to recommission the
ship under the name she had used during her previous visits to the
Antarctic with explorer Lincoln Ellsworth. The ship was recommissioned
on 17 November 1947 at Port Adelaide as HMAS Wyatt Earp. ---
After loading, including an OS2U Kingfisher amphibian of the Royal
Australian Air Force ---."
Keith Willshaw
2017-06-07 16:53:27 UTC
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Post by a425couple
Sorry for the typo.
This is an Australian ship!
So was HMAS Mercedes and she was commissioned during WW2 !

As the ex HMS Medusa it would have seemed much simpler to call her HMAS
Medusa and avoid changing the ships name which is generally considered
unlucky.

KeithW
Byker
2017-06-07 17:15:14 UTC
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Post by a425couple
Sorry for the typo.
This is an Australian ship!
Post by a425couple
Yes, Austria had the ship HMAS Wyatt Earp!
I was wondering why a landlocked country would need such a vessel...
Daryl
2017-06-07 17:20:00 UTC
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Post by a425couple
Sorry for the typo.
This is an Australian ship!
Post by a425couple
Yes, Austria had the ship HMAS Wyatt Earp!
I was wondering why a landlocked country would need such a vessel...
The Navy has a "Fleet" on Champaign Lake in Illinois. You don't get
much more landlocked than that.




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a425couple
2017-06-07 20:06:18 UTC
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Post by a425couple
Sorry for the typo.
This is an Australian ship!
Post by a425couple
Yes, Austria had the ship HMAS Wyatt Earp!
I was wondering why a landlocked country would need such a vessel...
Well, but actually, recall "The Sound of Music"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sound_of_Music

Where Austrian Naval Captain:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_von_Trapp
"His naval exploits during World War I earned him numerous decorations,
including the prestigious Military Order of Maria Theresa. Under his
command, the submarines SM U-5 and SM U-14 sank 13 Allied ships totaling
about 45,669 gross register tons (GRT)"

And even between WW1 and Germany take over, they had some
pretty fair size ships on the Danube (river monitors).
george152
2017-06-07 20:37:11 UTC
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On 6/8/2017 12:29 AM, a425couple wrote:

It would look better if you changed the head to "Yes, Australia had the
ship HMAS Wyatt Earp"

HMAS being Her Majestys Australian Ship..



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Geoffrey Sinclair
2017-06-08 14:17:49 UTC
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Post by a425couple
Yes, Austria had the ship HMAS Wyatt Earp!
I'm still reading on Capt. Cook and his exploring,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Wyatt_Earp
"HMAS Wyatt Earp (formerly known as FV Fanefjord, MV Wyatt Earp,
and HMAS Wongala) was a motor vessel commissioned into the Royal
Australian Navy (RAN) from 1939 to 1945 and again from 1947 to 1948.
Displacement: 408 tonnes (402 tons)
Length: 41.3 m (135 ft)
Beam: 8.9 m (29 ft)
http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-wyatt-earp

Wiki is rather similar.
Post by a425couple
While being a motorised vessel, her masts and booms normally used for
cargo handling were capable of being rigged for sailing in an emergency.
She was purchased by the American explorer and aviator, Lincoln Ellsworth,
for his 1933 Antarctic expedition, refitted and sheathed with oak and
armour plate, and renamed Wyatt Earp after the marshal of Dodge City and
Tombstone, Arizona. Wyatt Earp was used on four of Ellsworth's Antarctic
expeditions between 1933 and 1939, primarily as a base ship for his
aircraft.
purchased from Ellsworth by the Government of Australia and handed over to
the RAN, --- In September 1939, it was decided to rename her Boomerang,
but the name was already in use by another Australian vessel.
No HMAS Boomerang in WWII, Wongala was a fleet auxiliary, still
officially a civil ship, in 1939/40.

Served as HMAS Wongala in WWII, commissioned 14 July 1940, paid
off 19 July 1944, as an Examination Vessel/Guard Ship, non sea going,
according to an official list I have.

Boy Scout/Sea Cadet training ship post war before more Antarctic
work.
Post by a425couple
Instead, the ship was commissioned on 25 October 1939 as Wongala, an
Australian Aborigine word meaning boomerang. ---
Note the above is like Wiki saying a European word for Boomerang, there
were multiple languages.
Post by a425couple
Federal Government was considering renewing Antarctic exploration. The
Association was requested to return the vessel, which was inspected to
determine her suitability for conversion to an Antarctic exploration
vessel. The conversion was approved, and in June 1947, prior to her
impending voyage to the Antarctic, it was decided to recommission the ship
under the name she had used during her previous visits to the Antarctic
with explorer Lincoln Ellsworth. The ship was recommissioned on 17
November 1947 at Port Adelaide as HMAS Wyatt Earp. ---
After loading, including an OS2U Kingfisher amphibian of the Royal
Australian Air Force ---."
Other RAN WWII ships include HMAS Peter Pan and the near miss
musical HMAS Pinafore, no doubt applauded from HMAS Three Cheers
and hosted by HMAS Steady Hour.

Meantime, for those with a particular phobia,

HMAS Anaconda, Black Snake, Grass Snake, Mother Snake, River Snake,
Sea Snake, Tiger Snake.

The list of named ships that served in the RAN in WWII comes to around
13 pages.

Geoffrey Sinclair
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Walt
2017-06-09 20:06:09 UTC
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Post by a425couple
Yes, Austria had the ship HMAS Wyatt Earp!
I'm still reading on Capt. Cook and his exploring,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Wyatt_Earp
"HMAS Wyatt Earp (formerly known as FV Fanefjord, MV Wyatt Earp,
and HMAS Wongala) was a motor vessel commissioned into the Royal
Australian Navy (RAN) from 1939 to 1945 and again from 1947 to 1948.
Displacement: 408 tonnes (402 tons)
Length: 41.3 m (135 ft)
Beam: 8.9 m (29 ft)
While being a motorised vessel, her masts and booms normally used for
cargo handling were capable of being rigged for sailing in an emergency.
She was purchased by the American explorer and aviator, Lincoln
Ellsworth, for his 1933 Antarctic expedition, refitted and sheathed with
oak and armour plate, and renamed Wyatt Earp after the marshal of Dodge
City and Tombstone, Arizona. Wyatt Earp was used on four of Ellsworth's
Antarctic expeditions between 1933 and 1939, primarily as a base ship
for his aircraft.
purchased from Ellsworth by the Government of Australia and handed over
to the RAN, --- In September 1939, it was decided to rename her
Boomerang, but the name was already in use by another Australian vessel.
Instead, the ship was commissioned on 25 October 1939 as Wongala, an
Australian Aborigine word meaning boomerang. ---
Federal Government was considering renewing Antarctic exploration. The
Association was requested to return the vessel, which was inspected to
determine her suitability for conversion to an Antarctic exploration
vessel. The conversion was approved, and in June 1947, prior to her
impending voyage to the Antarctic, it was decided to recommission the
ship under the name she had used during her previous visits to the
Antarctic with explorer Lincoln Ellsworth. The ship was recommissioned
on 17 November 1947 at Port Adelaide as HMAS Wyatt Earp. ---
After loading, including an OS2U Kingfisher amphibian of the Royal
Australian Air Force ---."
If Australia has an HMAS Wyatt Earp, we should launch a USS Ned Kelly ASAP!
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