HMAS Tamworth (J 181)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Walkers Ltd. (Maryborough, Queensland, Australia)|
|Ordered||24 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||25 Aug 1941|
|Launched||14 Mar 1942|
|Commissioned||8 Aug 1942|
|End service||30 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned at Sydney on 30 April 1946 and transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy on the same day being renamed Tidore.
Commands listed for HMAS Tamworth (J 181)
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|1||T/Lt. William Hargreaves Deans, RANR(S)||5 Aug 1942||24 Sep 1943 (+)|
|2||T/Lt. David Bennett Lloyd-Jones, RANR(S)||22 Mar 1944||Jun 1945|
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Noteable events involving Tamworth include:
22 Feb 1944
The Australian minesweeper HMAS Tamworth and the Indian minesweeper HMIS Orissa (Lt. A.V. Baker, RIN) both pick up survivors from the American tanker E.G. Seubert that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-510 about 200 nautical miles east of Aden in position 13°50'N, 48°49'E.
HMAS Tamworth also picks up 52 survivors from the British tanker San Alvaro that was also torpedoed and heavily damaged by German U-boat U-510 about 200 nautical miles east of Aden in position 13°50'N, 48°49'E. The burning San Alvaro was then scuttled by HMAS Tamworth with gunfire and depth charges.