HMAS Ipswich (J 186)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Evans Deakin Ltd. (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)|
|Ordered||31 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||6 Mar 1941|
|Launched||11 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||13 Jun 1942|
|End service||5 Jul 1946|
Decommissioned on 5 July 1946 at Colombo, Ceylon and transferred to the Netherlands and commissioned into the Royal Netherlands Navy as Hr.Ms. Motorai the same day.
Commands listed for HMAS Ipswich (J 186)
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|1||T/Lt.Cdr. John Smyth McBryde, RANR(S)||Apr 1942||19 Nov 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Ronald Hugh Creasey, RANR(S)||5 Jan 1944||Apr 1946|
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Notable events involving Ipswich include:
12 Feb 1944
The Japanese submarine RO-110 (offsite link) was depth charged and sunk east-south-east off Visakhapatnam, India by the Indian sloop HMIS Jumna (A/Cdr. I.B.W. Heanly, RIN) and the Australian minesweepers HMAS Launceston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.G. Collins, RANR(S)) and HMAS Ipswich (T/Lt. R.H. Creasey, RANR(S)).
RO-110 had attacked convoy JC-36 (Colombo-Calcutta) and torpedoed and damaged the British merchant Asphalon (6274 GRT).
- File 220.127.116.11 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)