HMAS Gawler (J 188)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Broken Hill Pty. Ltd. (Whyalla, South Australia, Australia)|
|Ordered||31 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||24 Jan 1941|
|Launched||4 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||14 Aug 1942|
|End service||5 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned 5 April 1946.
Commands listed for HMAS Gawler (J 188)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. (emergency) William John Seymour, RAN||15 Jul 1942||4 Jun 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Joseph Henry Patrick Dixon, RANR(S)||5 Jun 1944||Oct 1945 ?|
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Notable events involving Gawler include:
17 Jun 1943
HMAS Gawler (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Seymour, RN) picks up survivors from the British troop transport Yoma that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-81 northwest of Derna in position 33°03'N, 22°04'E.
- File 2.12.03.6427 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/20291
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.