Allied Warships

HMAS Cootamundra (J 316)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 316 
Built byPoole & Steel Pty. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) 
Ordered7 Aug 1941 
Laid down26 Feb 1942 
Launched3 Dec 1942 
Commissioned30 Apr 1943 
End service8 Jun 1959 

Decommissioned at Melbourne on 26 November 1945.
Recommissioned 12 December 1951.
Decommissioned 8 June 1959.
Stricken 27 September 1961.
Sold to be broken up for scrap to Banks Bros & Street on 28 March 1962.


Commands listed for HMAS Cootamundra (J 316)

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1T/Lt. George Alfred Johns, RANR(S)Jan 194320 Dec 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Harold James Hull, RANR20 Dec 194420 Sep 1945
3Lt. Kenneth Ralph Gourlay, RANR21 Sep 1945

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