HMAS Armidale (J 240)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Morts Dock & Enginering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)|
|Ordered||24 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||1 Sep 1941|
|Launched||24 Jan 1942|
|Commissioned||11 Jun 1942|
|Lost||1 Dec 1942|
|Loss position||10° 00'S, 126° 30'E|
The Australian minesweeper HMAS Armidale (J 240) lost on 1 Dec 1942 in position 10° 00'S, 126° 30'E.
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.
Commands listed for HMAS Armidale (J 240)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. David Herbert Richards, RANR(S)||25 May 1942||1 Dec 1942|
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