HMAS Whyalla (J 153)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Broken Hill Pty. Ltd. (Whyalla, South Australia, Australia)|
|Ordered||5 Jun 1940|
|Laid down||27 Jul 1940|
|Launched||12 May 1941|
|Commissioned||8 Jan 1942|
Sold in May 1947.
Whyalla is preserved as a museum ship see this website (offsite link).
Commands listed for HMAS Whyalla (J 153)
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|1||T/Lt. Leslie Norman Morison, RANR(S)||8 Sep 1941||28 Nov 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Karl Eric Oom, RAN||28 Nov 1942||30 Apr 1943|
|3||Lt.Cdr. George Dalton Tancred, RAN||1 May 1943||18 Jun 1943|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Leslie Norman Morison, RANR(S)||19 Jun 1943||30 Nov 1944|
|5||A/Cdr. Neven Robinson Read, RAN||1 Dec 1944||22 Jun 1945|
|6||T/Lt. Geoffrey Lincoln Brandreth Parry, RANVR||23 Jun 1945||Oct 1945 ?|
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Notable events involving Whyalla include:
- ADM 173/20343
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.