Allied Warships

HMAS Deloraine (J 232)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 232 
Built byMorts Dock & Enginering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) 
Ordered24 Sep 1940 
Laid down19 Mar 1941 
Launched26 Jul 1941 
Commissioned22 Nov 1941 
End service30 Jun 1948 

Decommissioned into Reserve on 4 November 1946.
Recommissioned 16 December 1946.
Decommissioned into Reserve on 30 June 1948.
Sold to be broken up for scrap to the Delta Shipping Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong) on 8 August 1956.


Commands listed for HMAS Deloraine (J 232)

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1Lt.Cdr. Desmond Aubrey Menlove, RANR(S)16 Sep 19414 May 1942
2T/Lt. John Colin Patrick Boyle, RANR(S)5 May 194220 May 1942
3Lt.Cdr. Howard Joseph Weston, RANR(S)21 May 194211 Mar 1944
4Lt. William John Williams, RANR(S)11 Mar 194427 Sep 1944
5Lt. William Eric Thompson, RANR27 Sep 1944Oct 1944
6Lt. William John Williams, RANR(S)Oct 194415 Nov 1944
7Lt. Kenneth Ralph Gourlay, RANR15 Nov 1944Sep 1945

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