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The commissioning crew,

Poole, Dorset, England

With the kind permission of Mr Ray Simpson here are

some photographs of the HMAS Ibis taken in England

before she was commissioned.

Ray writes " I believe this to be the first official photo of Ibis, taken in the UK,prior to her being commissioned

into the RAN in 1962. The photo was taken whilst on pre commissioning trials.

The two other photo's are of the original commissioning

crew, with Allan Lee Beaumont as skipper, taken in Poole, Dorset."

The Ibis

HMAS IBIS       M1183

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