HMAS Mildura (J 207)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Morts Dock & Enginering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)|
|Ordered||31 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||23 Sep 1940|
|Launched||14 Mar 1941|
|Commissioned||23 Jul 1941|
|End service||11 Sep 1953|
Decommissioned into Reserve on 21 May 1948.
Commands listed for HMAS Mildura (J 207)
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|1||T/Lt. George Ewart Vaughan Owen, RANR(S)||23 Jul 1941||5 Jan 1942|
|2||Lt. Claude James Poingsdestre Guille, OBE, RANR(S)||19 Jan 1942||21 Jul 1943|
|3||Lt.Cdr. John Midford Little, RANR(S)||21 Jul 1943||21 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Mildura include:
14 Sep 1944
During 14 and 15 September 1944, HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR), conducted gunnery and attack exercises off Fremantle with HMAS Mildura (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Little, RANR(S)), these included night exercises. (1)
20 Sep 1944
During 20 and 21 September 1944, HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN), conducted exercises off Fremantle. These included night exercises.
Several practice attacks were made on HMAS Mildura (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Little, RANR(S)). (2)
22 Sep 1944
HMS Storm (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR) ended her 7th war patrol (6th in the Far East) at Fremantle, Australia. She was escorted in by HMAS Mildura (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Little, RANR(S)). (3)
9 Nov 1944
During 9 and 10 November 1944, HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN), HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) and HMS Sturdy (Lt. W.St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Fremantle. These also included night exercises.
Convoy attack exercises were carried out during which HMAS Bunbury (Lt. J.F. Bleckman, RANR(S)), HMAS Inverell (Lt. A.I. Chapman, RANR(S)), HMAS Launceston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.J. Barron, RANR(S)), HMAS Mildura (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Little, RANR(S)) and HMAS Warrnambool (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) E.J.B. Wight, RAN) served as the targets. (4)
At Fremantle she was refitted by a relief crew from Submarine Division 262 and USS Anthedon. She was also docked twice for repairs.
- ADM 173/18800
- ADM 173/18677
- ADM 199/1870
- ADM 173/18679
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.