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Royal Australian Navy uniform cap from HMAS KANIMBLA

Date: 2001-2002
Overall (laid flat): 105 x 170 x 270 mm, 75.57 g
Medium: Cotton, metal, velcro
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Greg Swinden
Object Name: Cap
Object No: 00045986
Place Manufactured:Zhonghua

User Terms

    HistoryMany crew of HMAS Kanimbla are very proud to serve onboard an amphibious landing ship, and consequently adopted the Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) amphibious fish as an unofficial mascot. The rifle carried by the axolotl is the standard issue rifle of the Australian Defence Force, the F-88 Austeyr rifle. HMAS Kanimbla (LPA-51) was built for the United States Navy as USS Saginaw and was launched on 7 February 1970. Kanimbla was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in August 1994. Kanimbla was heavily involved in Operation Slipper conducting a variety of tasks such as patrol, mine recovery, compliant boardings and non-compliant boardings in the Persian Gulf in 2001-2.
    Above text extracted from Australian War Memorial records.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: CMDR Greg Swinden Collection

    Assigned title: Royal Australian Navy uniform cap from HMAS KANIMBLA

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