Allied Warships

HMAS Fremantle (J 246)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 246 
Built byEvans Deakin Ltd. (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) 
Ordered16 May 1941 
Laid down11 Feb 1942 
Launched18 Aug 1942 
Commissioned24 Mar 1943 
End service 

Sold to be broken up for scrap in January 1961.  

Commands listed for HMAS Fremantle (J 246)

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1T/Lt. Albert Norman Boulton, RANR(S)Jan 1943Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Fremantle include:

26 May 1945
HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC, RN) is undocked. She immediately departed Brisbane for Manus. She was escorted by HMAS Fremantle (T/Lt. A.N. Boulton, RANR(S)). (1)


  1. ADM 173/20290

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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