RAN STATION 145
RAN MINE DEPOT
THEN RAN ARMAMENT DEPOT
BYFORD, WA
DURING WW2

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RAN Station 145 was originally established as a Mine Depot in 1943. It was later redesignated  as the RAN Armament Depot, Byford, WA. In June 2005 the area is being cleared for a new housing estate called "Byford by the Scarp". Byford is located about 30kms SSE of Perth.

There was apparently also a Cypher Centre located somewhere at Byford.

 


Photo: Wayne Driver (June 2005)

Building No. 74

 


Photo: Wayne Driver (June 2005)

Is this some sort of entrance to an underground storage area?

 


Photo: Wayne Driver (June 2005)

 


Photo: Wayne Driver (June 2005)

Rubbish strewn across the former site of RAN Byford

 


Photo: Wayne Driver (June 2005)

Closeup of the rubbish strewn across the former site of RAN Byford

 


Photo: Wayne Driver (June 2005)

 


Photo: Wayne Driver (June 2005)

Building No 74

 


Photo: Wayne Driver (June 2005)

Rubbish from its former days

 


Photo: Wayne Driver (June 2005)

Rainwater Tank

 


Photo: Wayne Driver (June 2005)

Rainwater Tank No. 3

 


Photo: Wayne Driver (June 2005)

Tank No. 3 Rainwater, Filled from Building 77 only

 


Photo: Wayne Driver (June 2005)

Building 86

 


Photo: Wayne Driver (June 2005)

Test Valve Only

 


Photo: Wayne Driver (June 2005)

Water Tank No. 1

 


Photo: Wayne Driver (June 2005)

Development sign for "Byford by the Scarp"

 


Photo: Wayne Driver (June 2005)

Development sign for "Byford by the Scarp"

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Wayne Driver for his assistance with this web page.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

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

 

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This page first produced 12 June 2004

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