HMAS Cowra (J 351)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Poole & Steel Pty. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||12 Aug 1942|
|Launched||27 May 1943|
|Commissioned||8 Oct 1943|
|End service||26 Jun 1953|
Decommissioned 4 December 1946.
Commands listed for HMAS Cowra (J 351)
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|1||Lt. Harold James Hull, RANR||15 Sep 1943||15 Oct 1943|
|2||T/Lt. William John Gillies, RANR(S)||15 Oct 1943||Feb 1945|
|3||Lt. Alan Farquhar-Smith, RANR(S)||17 Apr 1945||22 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Cowra include:
On completion of these exercises they proceeded to sea for A/S and attack exercises with USS Guardfish (T/Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward, USN) which were to continue until the next day.
However at 2355L/3, USS Guardfish collided with the small Army tanker Y-20 (484 GRT, built 1943) and the exercises had to be broken off and all ships returned to Brisbane. (1)
- Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for December 1943