Allied Warships

HMAS Wallaroo (J 222)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 222 
Built byPoole & Steel Pty. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) 
Ordered24 Sep 1940 
Laid down24 Apr 1941 
Launched18 Feb 1942 
Commissioned15 Jul 1942 
Lost11 Jun 1943 

Sunk in the Indian Ocean about 60 nautical miles west off Fremantle, Australia in a collision with the U.S. Liberty ship Gilbert Costin.
Four hours after the collision HMAS Wallaroo (T/Lt. Eric Sinclair Ross, RANR(S)) sank while trying to reach Fremantle.
3 of her crew were lost with the ship.


Commands listed for HMAS Wallaroo (J 222)

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1T/Lt. Eric Sinclair Ross, RANR(S)3 Jul 194211 Jun 1943

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