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|Namesake:||City of Horsham, Victoria|
|Builder:||HMA Naval Dockyard|
|Laid down:||26 June 1941|
|Launched:||16 May 1942|
|Commissioned:||18 November 1942|
|Decommissioned:||17 December 1945|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap in 1956|
|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, 2,000 horsepower|
|Speed:||15.5 knots (28.7 km/h)|
|Armament:||1 × 4-inch gun
1 × 12-pounder gun
1 × 2-pounder gun
1 twin 0.5-inch gun
HMAS Horsham (J235/M235), named for the city of Horsham, Victoria, 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).
Horsham entered active service in January 1943. She was initially assigned to Fremantle as an anti-submarine patrol ship, where she remained until August 1944. The corvette was then deployed to Darwin as a survey ship, and remained there until the end of World War II. In September 1945, Horsham was present at the Japanese surrender of Timor. She continued in the survey role until November 1945, when she returned to Fremantle.
Decommissioning and fate
- "HMAS Horsham (I)". HMA Ship Histories. Sea Power Centre - Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 26 December 2008.
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