Allied Warships

HMAS Dubbo (J 251)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 251 
Built byMorts Dock & Enginering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) 
Ordered24 Jan 1941 
Laid down13 Oct 1941 
Launched7 Mar 1942 
Commissioned31 Jul 1942 
End service7 Feb 1947 

Decommissioned into Reserve on 7 February 1947.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 20 February 1958 to Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan).
Scrapped in Japan.


Commands listed for HMAS Dubbo (J 251)

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1T/Lt. Arthur Godfrey William Thomas, RANR(S)1 Jul 19424 Oct 1942
2T/Lt. Norman Grant Weber, RANR(S)4 Oct 1942Apr 1944
3Lt.Cdr. William John Charles Webb, RANRApr 194416 Jun 1944
4T/Lt. Frank Willshaw Roberts, RANR(S)19 Jun 19448 Nov 1944
5T/Lt. Frank Willshaw Roberts, RANR(S)6 Dec 194427 Aug 1946

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Notable events involving Dubbo include:

12 Jan 1943
HrMs K XII (Lt.Cdr. T. Brunsting, RNN) conducted trials off Fremantle. Upon completion of these trials A/S exercises were carried out with HMAS Dubbo (T/Lt. N.G. Weber, RANR(S)). (1)

5 May 1943
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.B. de Meester, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Fremantle together with HMAS Dubbo (T/Lt. N.G. Weber, RANR(S)) and USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver, USN). (2)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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