HMAS AIR FOAM
63 FOOT AIR SEA RESCUE BOAT
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2

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Air-Sea Rescue Boats (63 Foot)

 

HMAS Air Foam (912) was built by South Coast Co., USA. It was launched in 1944 and commissioned as HMAS Air Wave (912) on 20 September 1944. 

924 HMAS Air Cloud was the first Air Boat to go to West Bay, No.58 OBU to replace HMAS Coongoola, which then returned to Darwin. HMAS Air Cloud suffered propeller damage on a reef and therefore had to return to Darwin so was replaced by 912 HMAS Air Foam (it is believed). Later 926 HMAS Air Sailor and 923 HMAS Air View took up Station at West Bay (RAAF Truscott) in the Kimberlies of W.A.  During that period the Marine Section Officer was FLGOFF Stewart Brownson.

It changed it name from HMAS Air Wave (912) to HMAS Air Foam (912) in May 1945.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

Royal Australian Navy A - Z, Ships, Aircraft and Shore Establishments
by J.H. Straczek

 

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