HMAS Nepal (G25)

Nepal at sea, while serving in the British Pacific Fleet, 1945. Photo in the collection of the Australian War Memorial.

Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1939
Launched
1941
Commissioned
1942
Decommissioned
1945
AD/BC
AD
History

HMAS Nepal, an N-class destroyer of the British Commonwealth. Originally named Norseman, she was damaged during an air raid after launching in December, 1941, and renamed Nepal. Nepal commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy, but was owned by the British Royal Navy. Between May and July, 1942, Nepal served with the Home Fleet and starred in the film 'In Which We Serve'. She transferred to the Eastern Fleet in July, and participated in the Madagascar campaign and convoy duty. Nepal remained with the Eastern Fleet until March, 1945, when she transferred to the Pacific, where she remained until the end of the War. She decommissioned on 22 October, and was returned to the Royal Navy that day. Nepal was kept in reserve until 1955, when she was sold for scrap, and broken up the next year.