HMAS Geelong (J 201)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Williamstown Dockyard (Williamstown, Victoria, Australia)|
|Ordered||5 Jun 1940|
|Laid down||16 Oct 1940|
|Launched||22 Apr 1941|
|Commissioned||16 Jan 1942|
|Lost||18 Oct 1944|
|Loss position||6° 04'S, 147° 45'E|
The Australian minesweeper HMAS Geelong (J 201) lost on 18 Oct 1944 in position 6° 04'S, 147° 45'E.
On 18 October 1944 HMAS Geelong (Lt. Maxwell Ernest Mathers, RANR ) sank following a collision with the American tanker York (10.488 tons) in position 06°04'S, 147°45'E, north of Langemak, New Guinea. There were no casualties. The survivors were picked up by the York and landed at Langemak.
Commands listed for HMAS Geelong (J 201)
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|1||Lt. Colin George Hill, RANR(S)||18 Sep 1941||22 Apr 1944|
|2||Lt. Maxwell Ernest Mathers, RANR||23 Apr 1944||18 Oct 1944|
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