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Tarakan Court

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Name Tarakan
Type Designation Court
Place Id 23816
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 18 June 2010
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Palmerston City Council
History/Origin After HMAS Tarakan, a LCH (Landing Craft Heavy) of 323 tonnes, commissioned on 15 June 1973, having been built in Maryborough, Queensland.

HMAS Tarakan and HMAS Brunei sailed from Brisbane on 26 December 1974 as part of the RAN's operation NAVY HELP DARWIN following Cyclone Tracy's devastation of Darwin in December 1974, arriving in Port Darwin on 13 January 1975.

On 17 January HMAS Brunei, Tarakan, Wewak and Stuart, which was towing the severely damaged Attack, left Darwin for Cairns.

HMAS Tarakan was decommissioned in 1985, after 12 years service, and recommissioned in 1988 for various duties out of Cairns, including naval reserve training.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
18/06/2010 Date added to the Register
23/06/2010 NTG25
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