HMAS Pirie (J 189)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Broken Hill Pty. Ltd. (Whyalla, South Australia, Australia)|
|Ordered||31 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||19 May 1941|
|Launched||3 Dec 1941|
|Commissioned||10 Oct 1942|
|End service||5 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned on 5 April 1946.
Commands listed for HMAS Pirie (J 189)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Charles Ferry Mills, RAN||30 Jul 1942||5 Dec 1943|
|2||T/Lt. David Simpson Thomson, RANR(S)||6 Dec 1943||Jan 1945|
|3||A/Cdr. Alan Jeger Travis, RAN||Jan 1945||22 Jun 1945|
|4||Lt. Colin Kenneth Mackenzie, RANVR||23 Jun 1945||4 Apr 1946|
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Notable events involving Pirie include:
2 Sep 1945
HMAS Pirie (Lt. C.K. Mackenzie, RANVR) was present at Tokyo Bay during the Japanese surrender ceremony having arrived there on 31 August 1945.