HMAS Cairns (J 183)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Walkers Ltd. (Maryborough, Queensland, Australia)|
|Ordered||24 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||31 Mar 1941|
|Launched||5 Jul 1941|
|Commissioned||11 May 1942|
|End service||17 Jan 1946|
Decommissioned and transferred to the Dutch Navy on 17 January 1946 being renamed Ambon.
Commands listed for HMAS Cairns (J 183)
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|1||T/Lt. Edward MacMillan, RANR(S)||20 Apr 1942||15 Dec 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Frank Willshaw Roberts, RANR(S)||16 Dec 1943||18 Jun 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Norman Grant Weber, RANR(S)||19 Jun 1944||5 Aug 1945|
|4||Lt. Christopher Mervyn Callow, RANVR||6 Aug 1945||10 Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Cairns include:
- File 2.12.03.6050 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)