Allied Warships

HMAS Mildura (J 207)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

Photo courtesy of Allan C. Green Collection

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 207 
Built byMorts Dock & Enginering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) 
Ordered31 Jul 1940 
Laid down23 Sep 1940 
Launched14 Mar 1941 
Commissioned23 Jul 1941 
End service11 Sep 1953 

Decommissioned into Reserve on 21 May 1948.
Recommissioned on 20 February 1951.
Decommissioned on 11 September 1953.
Sold to be broken up for scrap to the Brisbane Non-Ferrous Pty Ltd. on 8 September 1965.


Commands listed for HMAS Mildura (J 207)

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1T/Lt. George Ewart Vaughan Owen, RANR(S)23 Jul 19415 Jan 1942
2Lt. Claude James Poingsdestre Guille, OBE, RANR(S)19 Jan 194221 Jul 1943
3Lt.Cdr. John Midford Little, RANR(S)21 Jul 194321 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Mildura include:

4 Dec 1944
USS Besugo (Cdr. T.L. Wogan, USN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia. She was escorted in by HMAS Mildura (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Little, RANR(S)).

At Fremantle she was refitted by a relief crew from Submarine Division 262 and USS Anthedon. She was also docked twice for repairs.

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