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Three ships and three shore installations of the Royal Australian Navy have been named HMAS Penguin after the aquatic, flightless bird:

  • HMS Penguin (1877) - A composite sloop originally commissioned by the Royal Navy, before being transferred to the RAN in 1913 as a depot ship.
  • HMAS Encounter - A second-class protected cruiser that was renamed Penguin in 1923 when it was converted to accommodations.
  • HMAS Platypus (1917) - A submarine depot ship built for the Royal Navy before transferring to the RAN as HMAS Platypus in 1919 and renamed Penguin in 1929. The ship was renamed Platypus in 1941.
  • HMAS Melville (naval base) - Name given to the Naval depot in Darwin at the outbreak of World War II, which was subsequently formally commissioned as HMAS Melville on August 1, 1940.
  • HMAS Kuttabul (naval base) - Name given to the RAN's main naval base in Sydney, until it was renamed Kuttabal in 1943.
  • HMAS Penguin (naval base) - One of the RAN's major training establishments, located in Balmoral, New South Wales.

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