Pennant No:M1121
Laid Down: 30th April 1952
Completed: 28th September 1954
Time to Build: 29 months
Built By: Montrose Shipyard Ltd
Commissioned: 10th December 1954 for 101st Minesweeping Squadron based Dundee

Outline of Operational Career:

  • 14 Dec54 Arrived Dundee for TAY Devision RNR
  • 1955-57 RNVR Training, exercises and visits in North European waters
  • 11 Aug 55 Renamed HMS MONTROSE
  • Sep 1957 NAme reverted to CHEDISTON on relief by HMS NURTON

Paid Off: September 1957
Disposal: 21st April 1961 purchased by RAN. Commissioned as HMAS CURLEW on 21st August 1962

As HMAS CURLEW  she participated in patrols and gun actions off the coasts of North Borneo and Malayan peninsula during Confrontation with Indonesia 1964-66