Allied Warships

HMAS Lithgow (J 206)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 206 
Built byMorts Dock & Enginering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) 
Ordered12 Jun 1940 
Laid down19 Aug 1940 
Launched21 Dec 1940 
Commissioned14 Jun 1941 
End service8 Jun 1948 

Decommissioned into Reserve on 8 June 1948.
Sold to be broken up for scrap to the Hong Kong Delta Shipping Company (Hong Kong) on 8 August 1956.


Commands listed for HMAS Lithgow (J 206)

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1Cdr. Alfred Victor Knight, RD, RANR(S)Mar 1941???

2Lt. Stewart Gordon Wissell, RANR???Dec 1942

3T/Lt. Charles Theodore Graham Haultain, RANR(S)1 Jan 19438 Oct 1944

4Lt.Cdr. (emergency) David Logan, RAN25 Dec 194421 Mar 1945

5Lt. Geoffrey Stanley Hill Champion, RANR(S)10 May 19453 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)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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