Allied Warships

HMAS Yarra (L 77 / U 77)

Sloop of the Grimsby class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantL 77 / U 77 
Built byCockatoo Docks and Engineering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) 
Ordered22 Dec 1933 
Laid down24 May 1934 
Launched28 Mar 1935 
Commissioned21 Jan 1936 
Lost4 Mar 1942 

HMAS Yarra (Lt.Cdr. Robert William Rankin, RAN) was sunk south off Java in a gun battle with by the Japanese heavy cruisers Atago, Maya and Takao.


Commands listed for HMAS Yarra (L 77 / U 77)

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1Lt.Cdr. Wilfred Hastings Harrington, RAN30 Aug 193914 Nov 1939
2Lt.Cdr. Wilfred Hastings Harrington, RAN7 Dec 193910 Feb 1942
3Lt.Cdr. Robert William Rankin, RAN11 Feb 19424 Mar 1942 (+)

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