HMAS Toowoomba (J 157)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Walkers Ltd. (Maryborough, Queensland, Australia)|
|Ordered||5 Jun 1940|
|Laid down||6 Aug 1940|
|Launched||26 Mar 1941|
|Commissioned||9 Oct 1941|
|End service||5 Jul 1946|
Decommissioned at Colombo, Ceylon on 5 July 1946 and transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy on the same day being renamed Boeroe.
Commands listed for HMAS Toowoomba (J 157)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Paul Hugill Hirst, RAN||19 May 1941||24 Jul 1942|
|2||T/Lt.Cdr. John Martyn, RANR(S)||25 Jul 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Terence Christie, RANR(S)||31 Jul 1942|
|4||Lt.Cdr. James Houston Simpson, RANR(S)||19 Aug 1942||Jan 1945|
|5||T/Lt.Cdr. Spence Bernard Komoll, RANR(S)||7 Feb 1945||14 Mar 1945|
|6||T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Hunter Newby, RANR(S)||15 Mar 1945||6 Apr 1945|
|7||T/Lt.Cdr. Spence Bernard Komoll, RANR(S)||7 Apr 1945||6 May 1945|
|8||Lt. Howard Frank Goodwin, RANR||11 May 1945|
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Notable events involving Toowoomba include:
For the daily positions of HMS Virtue during the passage from Manus to Sydney see the map below.
- ADM 173/20291
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.