HMAS Broome (J191)
|Namesake:||Town of Broome, Western Australia|
|Builder:||Evans Deakin and Company|
|Laid down:||3 May 1941|
|Launched:||6 October 1941|
|Commissioned:||29 July 1942|
|Decommissioned:||24 August 1946|
New Guinea 1942-44
|Fate:||Sold to the Turkish Navy|
|Class & type:||Bathurst class corvette|
|Displacement:||650 tons (standard), 1,025 tons (full war load)|
|Length:||186 ft (57 m)|
|Beam:||31 ft (9.4 m)|
|Draught:||8.5 ft (2.6 m)|
|Propulsion:||triple expansion engine, 2 shafts|
|Speed:||15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) at 1,750 hp|
|Armament:||1 × 4-inch gun, 3 × Oerlikons, Machine guns, Depth charges chutes and throwers|
HMAS Broome (J191), named for the town of Broome, Western Australia, was one of 60 Bathurst class corvettes constructed during World War II and one of 20 built for the Admiralty but manned by personnel of and commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
HMAS Broome paid off on 24 August 1946, was sold to the Turkish Navy and renamed Alanya. The vessel left Turkish service in 1975. The ship's bell was recovered before the sale, and returned to Broome. It was presented to the Broome Road Board in June 1952, who then passed the bell on to Broome State School in November. The bell later ended up at the town's Returned and Services League club.
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