White ensign : HMAS Kanimbla

Accession Number REL31279
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Flag
Physical description Cotton
Maker Foxcraft Flags
Place made Australia: Queensland, Brisbane
Date made c 2001
Conflict Period 2000-2009
Iraq, 2003-2013

Royal Australian Navy white ensign. There are several stains on the flag, in particular in what appears to be fold lines.

History / Summary

Royal Australian Navy white ensign flown by HMAS Kanimbla during Operation Slipper. 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 is the second RAN ship to carry the name. She was heavily involved in Operation Slipper conducting a variety of tasks such as patrol, mine recovery. During Operation Slipper Kanimbla also conducted 27 compliant boardings and 23 non-compliant boardings in the Persian Gulf in 2001-2.