HMAS Torrens (D67)
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|Namesake:||The River Torrens|
|Builder:||Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Company at Sydney|
|Laid down:||25 January 1913|
|Launched:||28 August 1915|
|Commissioned:||3 July 1916|
|Decommissioned:||19 July 1920 (to reserve)|
|Reclassified:||Training ship (1920-1925)|
|Fate:||Sunk as target in 1930|
|Class and type:||River-class torpedo boat destroyer|
Torrens was laid down by the Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Company at Sydney on 25 January 1913, launched on 28 August 1915 by Lady Helen Munro-Ferguson, wife of Governor-General Ronald Munro-Ferguson, and commissioned into the RAN on 3 July 1916.
Torrens paid off into reserve on 19 July 1920 and was based on Westernport for Royal Australian Navy Reserve Training from June 1924 to mid March 1925. During the general reduction in naval activity imposed by lack of finance during the Great Depression, it was decided to scrap the six Torpedo Boat Destroyers. Torrens was towed to sea by the tug Heroic for use as a Fleet Gunnery Practice Target on 24 November 1930. She withstood considerable shelling before being sunk by a charge of gelignite placed in her hull.
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