Allied Warships

HMAS Bowen (J 285)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 285 
Built byWalkers Ltd. (Maryborough, Queensland, Australia) 
Ordered7 Aug 1941 
Laid down9 Feb 1942 
Launched11 Jul 1942 
Commissioned9 Nov 1942 
End service17 Jan 1946 

Decommissioned to reserve on 17 January 1946.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 18 May 1956 to Hong Kong Rolling Mills, Hong Kong.


Commands listed for HMAS Bowen (J 285)

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1T/Lt. Gordon Leonard Olsen, RANR(S)Oct 194211 Aug 1943

2T/Lt. Hudson Croft Asher, RANR(S)18 Dec 1943Oct 1944
3Lt. Donald Leslie Beattie, RANR(S)Oct 1944Nov 1944
4T/Lt. Hudson Croft Asher, RANR(S)Nov 19444 Jul 1945
5Lt.Cdr. John Frederick Berry, RANR4 Jul 194518 Nov 1945

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