Allied Warships

HMAS Warrnambool (J 202)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 202 
Built byMorts Dock & Enginering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) 
Ordered31 Jul 1940 
Laid down13 Nov 1940 
Launched8 May 1941 
Commissioned23 Sep 1941 
Lost13 Sep 1947 

While clearing mines she hit a mine in the vicinity of Cockburn Reef on 13 September 1947 and sank shortly afterwards.
Four sailors went down with the ship.


Commands listed for HMAS Warrnambool (J 202)

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1T/Lt. Eric John Barron, RANR(S)18 Aug 194127 Mar 1943
2Lt.Cdr. Neven Robinson Read, RAN28 Mar 194327 Feb 1944
3Lt.Cdr. Herbert Kennedy Dwyer, RANR28 Feb 194413 Mar 1944
4Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Ewan James Byam Wight, RAN13 Mar 19444 Sep 1945

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