HMAS Townsville (J 205)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Evans Deakin Ltd. (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)|
|Ordered||10 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||16 Nov 1940|
|Launched||13 May 1941|
|Commissioned||19 Dec 1941|
|End service||5 Aug 1946|
Decommissioned into Reserve on 5 August 1946.
Commands listed for HMAS Townsville (J 205)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. (emergency) John Abbott, RAN||17 Feb 1941||30 Jun 1942|
|2||Lt. Alan Farquhar-Smith, RANR(S)||10 Jul 1942||Feb 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Alexander Blane Brackenridge, RANR(S)||12 Mar 1944|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Leslie Norman Morison, RANR(S)||5 Jan 1945||16 Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Townsville include:
27 Dec 1943
From 27 to 29 December 1943, HMAS Stuart (Lt.Cdr. N.A. Mackinnon, RAN) and HMAS Townsville (Lt. A. Farquhar-Smith, RANR(S)) conducted A/S and attack exercises with USS Albacore (T/Cdr. J.W. Blanchard, USN).
HMAS Stuart however parted company around 1005L/28, having been ordered to escort USS Orion (T/Capt. C.S. Isgrig, USN) to the vicinity of Sydney. (1)
- Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for December 1943 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Townsville for December 1943