Allied Warships

HMAS Latrobe (J 234)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 234 
Built byMorts Dock & Enginering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) 
Ordered16 May 1941 
Laid down27 Jan 1942 
Launched19 Jun 1942 
Commissioned6 Nov 1942 
End serviceSep 1953 

Decommissioned into Reserve in September 1953.
Sold to be broken up for scrap to Hong Kong Rolling Mills (Hong Kong) on 18 May 1956.


Commands listed for HMAS Latrobe (J 234)

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1Lt.Cdr. (retired) Basil Theodore Brewster, DSC, RNNov 194224 Jan 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Desmond Aubrey Menlove, DSO, RANR(S)24 Jan 19441 Apr 1944
3Lt.Cdr. (emergency) David Logan, RAN2 Apr 194424 Dec 1944
4T/Lt. Douglas Jack Strath, RANR(S)24 Apr 1944

5Lt. Windas Appleton Smith, RANVR24 Dec 1944Oct 1945 ?

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