Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Station 1 accommodation building

Military camp

41 Victoria Terrace, Caloundra 4551

Royal Austrralian Navy (RAN) Station 1, a Port War Signal Station (PWSS), was constructed at Caloundra Head sometime after March 1941. A timber signal station accommodation building was located west of the signal tower, at what is now 41 Victoria Terrace. This one storey timber structure on stumps, served as the Whitecliff private hospital for some time, from 1948. It has since been demolished.


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