Allied Warships

HMAS Armidale (J 240)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassBathurst 
PennantJ 240 
Built byMorts Dock & Enginering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) 
Ordered24 Jan 1941 
Laid down1 Sep 1941 
Launched24 Jan 1942 
Commissioned11 Jun 1942 
Lost1 Dec 1942 
Loss position10° 00'S, 126° 30'E
History

HMAS Armidale (Lt.Cdr. David Herbert Richards, RANR) was hit by two torpedoes from Japanese torpedo aircraft and sank within five minutes south of Timor in position 10.00°S, 126°30´E. while on its second journey to Timor to evacuate refugees and bring relief personnel from Port Darwin. 40 of her crew perished along with 60 Dutch passengers.  

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1Lt.Cdr. David Herbert Richards, RANR(S)25 May 19421 Dec 1942

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