HMAS Lithgow (J 206)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Morts Dock & Enginering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)|
|Ordered||12 Jun 1940|
|Laid down||19 Aug 1940|
|Launched||21 Dec 1940|
|Commissioned||14 Jun 1941|
|End service||8 Jun 1948|
Decommissioned into Reserve on 8 June 1948.
Commands listed for HMAS Lithgow (J 206)
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|1||Cdr. Alfred Victor Knight, RD, RANR(S)||Mar 1941||???|
|2||Lt. Stewart Gordon Wissell, RANR||???||Dec 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Charles Theodore Graham Haultain, RANR(S)||1 Jan 1943||8 Oct 1944|
|4||Lt.Cdr. (emergency) David Logan, RAN||25 Dec 1944||21 Mar 1945|
|5||Lt. Geoffrey Stanley Hill Champion, RANR(S)||10 May 1945||3 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Lithgow include:
7 Apr 1944
HrMs K XII (Lt. Baron J.H. Mackay, RNN) departed Melbourne for Sydney. From 7 April to 10 April HrMs K XII was escorted by HMAS Lithgow (T/Lt. C.T.G. Haultain, RANR(S)). From 11 April to 12 April HrMs K XII was escorted by HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)) and two motor launches. (1)
- File 188.8.131.52 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)