HMAS Warrego (L 73 / U 73)
Sloop of the Grimsby class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Pennant||L 73 / U 73|
|Built by||Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)|
|Laid down||15 May 1939|
|Launched||10 Feb 1940|
|Commissioned||22 Aug 1940|
|End service||8 Aug 1963|
Decommissioned 8 august 1963.
Commands listed for HMAS Warrego (L 73 / U 73)
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|1||Cdr. Ross Valdar Wheatley, RAN||29 Jul 1940||28 May 1941|
|2||Lt. (emergency) David Logan, RAN||29 May 1941||19 Jul 1941|
|3||Cdr. Ross Valdar Wheatley, RAN||20 Jul 1941||26 May 1942|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Arnold Holbrook Green, RAN||27 May 1942||22 Aug 1942|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Alexander Douglas Colin Inglis, RN||23 Aug 1942||11 Jul 1944|
|6||Lt.Cdr. George Dalton Tancred, RAN||11 Jul 1944||19 Nov 1944|
|7||A/Cdr. Colin Goyder Little, DSC, RAN||15 May 1945||25 Aug 1945|
|8||Lt.Cdr. Robert Bagster Atlee Hunt, OBE, RAN||25 Aug 1945||Mar 1946|
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Notable events involving Warrego include:
31 May 1942
HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.B. de Meester, RNN) returned to Sydney. After fuelling she departed for yet another convoy mission.
Convoy ZK 9 was to be escorted northwards. This convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; American Robert Gray (7176 GRT, built 1942) (joined off Melbourne on 2 June), Stephen A. Douglas (7176 GRT, built 1942) (joined off Melbourne on 2 June), Australian Katoomba (9424 GRT, built 1913), Ormiston (5815 GRT, built 1922) and Dutch Japara (3323, built 1930) (joined off Melbourne on 2 June). Besides Tromp they were escorted by the US destroyer USS Selfridge (Cdr. C.D. Reynolds, USN) and the Australian sloop HMAS Warrego (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Green, RAN). (1)
- File 2.12.03.6849 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)