Allied Warships

HMAS Kapunda (J 218)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 218 
Built byPoole & Steel Pty. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) 
Ordered24 Sep 1940 
Laid down27 Aug 1941 
Launched23 Jun 1942 
Commissioned21 Oct 1942 
End service14 Jan 1946 

Decommissioned into Reserve on 14 January 1946.
Stricken on 30 December 1960.
Sold to be broken up for scrap to Kinoshita (Australia) Pty. Ltd. on 6 January 1961.


Commands listed for HMAS Kapunda (J 218)

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1Lt.Cdr. Desmond Aubrey Menlove, DSO, RANR(S)10 Oct 194231 Dec 1942
2Lt.Cdr. Joseph Henry Patrick Dixon, RANR(S)1 Jan 194310 Mar 1944
3Lt. Christopher Mervyn Callow, RANVR10 Mar 19448 Feb 1945
4Lt. Alwyn James Ford, RANR9 Feb 194518 Jan 1946

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