HMAS Lismore (J145)
HMAS Lismore during 1942
|Namesake:||City of Lismore, New South Wales|
|Builder:||Morts Dock & Engineering Co in Sydney|
|Laid down:||26 February 1940|
|Launched:||10 August 1940|
|Commissioned:||24 January 1941|
|Decommissioned:||3 July 1946|
Indian Ocean 1941–44
|Fate:||Transferred to RNN|
|Commissioned:||3 July 1946|
|Fate:||Removed from service in 1958|
|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, 1,750 hp|
|Speed:||15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
|Armament:||1 × 4-inch gun, 3 × Oerlikons (later 4, later 2), 1 × 2-pounder gun (installed later), Machine guns, Depth charges chutes and throwers|
HMAS Lismore (J145/B247/A121), named for the city of Lismore, New South Wales, was one of 60 Bathurst class corvettes that were constructed during World War II, and one of 20 manned and commissioned by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under Admiralty order. During her Australian service, Lismore covered 191,132 nautical miles (353,976 km), and spent the longest period away from Australia of any RAN vessel during World War II: 1,409 days. Serving with the RAN for five years, Lismore later spent twelve years as part of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNN), classified as the frigate HNLMS Batjan.
Lismore was laid down by Morts Dock & Engineering Co in Sydney on 26 February 1940. She was launched on 10 August 1940 by the wife of Commodore Gerard Muirhead-Gould, the Naval-Officer-in-Charge Sydney, and commissioned on 25 January 1941.
From December 1941 Lismore operated with the British Eastern Fleet. On 17 June 1943, when the British troopship Yoma was sunk off the coast of Libya, Lismore and her sister ship HMAS Gawler were among the ships that rescued 1,477 survivors. In December 1944, Lismore was assigned to the British Pacific Fleet.
Lismore was paid off from RAN service on 3 July 1946, transferring immediately into the Royal Netherlands Navy, where she was renamed HNLMS Batjan and reclassified as a frigate. She was removed from service in 1958.
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