HMAS Bunbury (J 241)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Evans Deakin Ltd. (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)|
|Ordered||16 May 1941|
|Laid down||1 Nov 1941|
|Launched||16 May 1942|
|Commissioned||3 Jan 1943|
|End service||26 Aug 1946|
Decommissioned to reserve on 26 August 1946.
Commands listed for HMAS Bunbury (J 241)
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|1||T/Lt. John Symington Bell, RANR(S)||Dec 1942||6 Jul 1944|
|2||Lt. John Farquharson Bleckman, RANR(S)||6 Jul 1944||Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Bunbury include:
17 Dec 1944
At 0023 hours (zone -9.5), HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) and HMAS Bunbury (Lt. J.F. Bleckman, RANR(S)) collide with each other in position 31°45'S, 115°13'E. Damage is caused to both ships.
At 0505 hours ended her 8th war patrol (7th in the Far East and 2nd in the South-West Pacific area) when she entered Fremantle harbour. (1)
- ADM 199/1871
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.