HMAS Bunbury (J241)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMAS Bunbury.
HMAS Bunbury in February 1946
HMAS Bunbury in February 1946
Career (Australia)
Namesake: City of Bunbury, Western Australia
Builder: Evans Deakin and Company
Laid down: 1 November 1941
Launched: 16 May 1942
Commissioned: 3 January 1943
Decommissioned: 26 August 1946
Honours and
awards:
Pacific 1943–45
New Guinea 1943–44
Fate: Sold for scrap in 1961
Badge: HMAS bunbury crest.png
General characteristics
Class and 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) at 1,750 hp
Complement: 85
Armament: 1 × 4-inch gun, 3 × Oerlikons, Machine guns, Depth charges chutes and throwers

HMAS Bunbury (J241/M241), named for the city of Bunbury, Western Australia, was one of 60 Bathurst class corvettes constructed during World War II, and one of 36 initially manned and commissioned solely by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).[1]

Bunbury was laid down by Evans Deakin and Company at Brisbane on 1 November 1941, launched on 16 May 1942 by Mrs. F. A. Cooper, wife of the Treasurer of Queensland, and commissioned on 3 January 1943.

The corvette received two battle honours for her service during World War II; "Pacific 1943–45" and "New Guinea 1943–44".[2][3]

Bunbury paid off to reserve on 26 August 1946 and was sold for scrap to the Kinoshita Company of Japan on 6 January 1961.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HMAS Bunbury (I)". HMA Ship Histories. Sea Power Centre – Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Navy Marks 109th Birthday With Historic Changes To Battle Honours". Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Royal Australian Navy Ship/Unit Battle Honours". Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 

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