HMAS Cessnock (J 175)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)|
|Ordered||29 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||16 Apr 1941|
|Launched||17 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||26 Jan 1942|
|End service||12 Jul 1946|
Decommissioned 12 July 1946.
Commands listed for HMAS Cessnock (J 175)
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|1||Lt. Thomas Sidney Marchington, RANR(S)||1 Dec 1941||???|
|2||Lt. Edward John Thomas Sweetman, RANR(S)||2 Nov 1943||4 Dec 1944|
|3||Lt. Alan Gordon Chapman, RANR(S)||4 Dec 1944||Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Cessnock include:
23 May 1942
At 1000 hours, HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.B. de Meester, RNN) and HMAS Arunta (Cdr. J.C. Morrow, DSO, RAN), turned over the escort of convoy ZK 8 over to HMAS Swan (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Travis, RAN), HMAS Goulburn (Lt. B. Paul, RANR(S)) and HMAS Cessnock (A/Lt.Cdr. T.S. Marchington, RANR(S)).
HrMs Tromp and HMAS Arunta then reversed course to return to Sydney. (1)
- File 2.12.03.6849 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)