Allied Warships

HMAS Cowra (J 351)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassBathurst 
PennantJ 351 
Built byPoole & Steel Pty. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) 
Ordered7 Aug 1941 
Laid down12 Aug 1942 
Launched27 May 1943 
Commissioned8 Oct 1943 
End service26 Jun 1953 
History

Decommissioned 4 December 1946.
Recommissioned 20 February 1951.
Decommissioned 26 June 1953.
Sold to be broken up for scrap to to Kino Shito (Australia) Pty. Ltd. in January 1961.

 

Commands listed for HMAS Cowra (J 351)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Harold James Hull, RANR15 Sep 194315 Oct 1943
2T/Lt. William John Gillies, RANR(S)15 Oct 1943Feb 1945

3Lt. Alan Farquhar-Smith, RANR(S)17 Apr 194522 Oct 1945

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