Latitude 25°30'48"S  Longitude  152°42'54"E

   

ACQUISITION

Transferred on loan from Royal Australian Air Force

   

COMMISSIONED

01 June 1945 as HMS NABSTOCK

 

PAID OFF

14 November 1945

 

DISPOSAL

Returned to RAAF control

 

COMMANDING OFFICER

Captain H.V.P. McClintock D.S.O.
   

FUNCTION

Mobile Naval Air Base No. 6

Accommodation for disembarked squadrons

 

ADDRESS

R.N. Air Station

Maryborough,

Queensland,

Australia

 

LOCALITY

The airfield lies 2 miles N. of the town of Maryborough on the east side of the main road to Maryborough, and ½ mile from the NW bank of the Mary River below town reach.
The town of Maryborough lies 13 miles WSW. from the mouth of the Mary river in Great Sandy Strait.
 

LANDMARKS

The Mary River.
 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

 
   

 

   

CONTROL

control building on the SW. side of the landing area.

 

ELEVATION

 30' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS

Three bitumen all weather


--/-- QDM. ---° ----° .... 1100 x 50 yds. 

12/30 QDM. 118° 298° .... 1100 x 50 yds. 

17/35 QDM. 163° -343° .... 1765 x 50 yds. 

 

TRACKS

 

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

None.

Circuit

 

Approach

None.

 

APPROACH

No special approach recommended.

 

WIND INDICATOR

 
   
   

HOMING - VISUAL

By day:

By night:

 

Not known

Not known

 

HOMING--RADIO

D/F: Beacon:

 

Not known

Not known

 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day:  

By night:  

Not known
Not known

 

APPROACH - RADIO

Not known

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

W/T and R/T:

VH/F:

 

Not known

Not known

 

GROUND RADAR

Not known 

 

   

ACCOMMODATION

Living quarters in RAAF camp, additional tented accommodation for squadron personnel.

 

approximate capacity:

MONAB 6

 Squadron

Officers:

50

140

Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

470

810

 

ARMOURIES

 

 

COMPASS BASE

 

 

DISPERSAL

 

 

HANGARS

Hangars on the SW. side of the landing area.
MONAB 6  is equipped with  portable canvas hangars, dimensions not known.
 

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

4 X Bellman

114' x 96'

27' 4"

95'

4 x Dorland

?

?

?

 

MEDICAL

 

 

METEOROLOGICAL

 

 

FUEL AND OIL

Aviation:

Not known.

M/T:

Not known.

Oil :

Not known.

   

TEST BASE

 

 

TEST BUTT

 

 

WORKSHOPS

 

 

VISITORS

 

 

EXPLOSIVES

 

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

 

Air to air

 

Air to ground and R. p. Firing

 

Live and practice bombing

 

Practice bombing

 

Assault training

 
   
   

Information taken from CB 4368 B. Admiralty Handbook of Naval Air Stations Aug. 45

 

 

List of first and second line squadrons, station flight and other flying units based at this location

 

706

Crew Pool & Refresher Flying Training Squadron

Moved here from RNAS Schofields 28.08.1945. Moved to RNAS Nowra 24.10.1945.

Equipped with Avenger, Barracuda, Corsair, Firefly, Hellcat & Seafire.

 

849

Torpedo, Bomber, Reconnaissance squadron

Disembarked from HMS VICTORIOUS 23.08.1945. Moved to Mascot  (Sydney) 24.08.1945.

Equipped with Avenger II.

 

899

Operational Training Unit

Detachments from RNAS Schofields for Deck landing Training (DLT):

24 - 27.07.1945 DLT in INDOMITABLE

15.08.1945 DLT in ARBITER

10 - 13.09.1945 DLT in ARBITER

Equipped with Seafire  L.III.

 

1701 'A' Flt

Air Sea Rescue Squadron

Disembarked from BEGUM 15.06.1945. Moved to RNAMY Archerfield 01,11,1945.

Equipped with 4 Sea Otter II.

 

1770

Two Seater Fighter Squadron

Moved from RNAS Schofields 29.08.1945. Disbanded here 20.09.1945.

Equipped with Firefly I.

 

1834

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Disembarked from HMS VICTORIOUS 23.08.1945 and aircraft withdrawn. Personnel re-embarked VICTORIOUS 25.09.1945.

Equipped with Corsair IV.

 

1836

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Disembarked from HMS VICTORIOUS 23.08.1945 and aircraft withdrawn. Personnel re-embarked VICTORIOUS 25.09.1945.

Equipped with Corsair IV.

 

1843

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Disembarked from ARBITER 04.07.1945.  Moved to RNAS Jervis Bay 14.07.1945

Equipped with Corsair IV.

 

1845

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here  from RNAMY Archerfield 23.06.1945. Moved to RNAS Nowra 15.07.1945.

Equipped with Corsair IV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

 

Click here for a list of Primary sources


Additional sources:

 

Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders:

 

 

 

 


 

 

Maryborough c. September 1945. The Corsairs of 1834 and 1836 squadrons are parked in the foreground. Note the 2 Dorland canvas hangars and canvas covered buildings erected by MONAB 6.

 

 

 


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