HMS SWANSTON, M1185 was sold to the Australian Navy in 1962 where she spent over 20 years on active service. When she was sold off privately, she was painted bright yellow and re-named m/v ‘TROUBLESHOOTER’.

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