Allied Warships

HMAS Geraldton (J 178)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 178 
Built byPoole & Steel Pty. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) 
Ordered31 Jul 1940 
Laid down20 Mar 1941 
Launched16 Aug 1941 
Commissioned6 Apr 1942 
End service 

Sold to Turkey in August 1946 being renamed Antalya.


Commands listed for HMAS Geraldton (J 178)

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1Cdr. (retired) Harold Mayo Harris, RNRFeb 194226 Dec 1943
2Lt.Cdr. Lex McLean Carter, RANR27 Dec 194315 Oct 1944
3Lt. Alan Gordon Chapman, RANR(S)16 Oct 194424 Nov 1944
4Cdr. James Kenneth Walton, RAN24 Nov 194416 May 1945
5T/Lt. Geoffrey Lincoln Brandreth Parry, RANVR17 May 194522 Jun 1945
6A/Cdr. Alan Jeger Travis, RAN23 Jun 194530 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Geraldton include:

23 Sep 1944
HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises with HMIS Hindustan (A/Cdr. H.C. Bird, OBE, RIN) and HMAS Geraldton (Lt.Cdr. L.M. Carter, RANR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/18906

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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