Allied Warships

HMAS Benalla (J 323)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 323 
Built byWilliamstown Dockyard (Williamstown, Victoria, Australia) 
Ordered2 Aug 1941 
Laid down24 Mar 1942 
Launched19 Dec 1942 
Commissioned27 Apr 1943 
End service28 Jan 1946 

Decommissioned to reserve 28 January 1946.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 20 February 1958 to Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan).


Commands listed for HMAS Benalla (J 323)

Please note that we're still working on this section
and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.

1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Leslie Norman Morison, RANR(S)27 Apr 194318 Jun 1943
2Lt.Cdr. George Dalton Tancred, RAN19 Jun 19431 Jan 1944
3Lt.Cdr. D'Arcy Thomas Gale, RAN2 Jan 19441 May 1945
4Lt. John Joseph Cody, RANMay 1945Oct 1945 ?
5Lt. Stanley Rae Schofield, RAN2 May 194525 Jun 1945

You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.

Return to the Allied Warships section