HMAS Warreen

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HMAS Stella in Australian waters off the Northern Territory in December 1944
Career (Australia)
Name: Warreen
Owner: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (1938-1942)
Builder: Melbourne Harbour Trust, Williamstown Dockyard, Victoria
Launched: 1938
Career (Australia) 100x35px
Name: HMAS Stella
HMAS Warreen
Acquired: 1 October 1942
Commissioned: 22 October 1942
16 April 1952
Decommissioned: 19 December 1945
31 March 1966
Honours and
awards:
Battle honours:
New Guinea 1942-44
General characteristics
Displacement: 111 tons
Length: 82 feet (25 m)
Beam: 19 feet (5.8 m)
Draught: 8 feet (2.4 m)
Installed power: 200HP
Propulsion: British Polar diesel engine
Speed: 8knts
Complement: 10
Armament: 1 x 20mm Oerlikon

HMAS Warreen was a survey vessel and general purpose vessel of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). She served twice with the RAN, as HMAS Stella during World War II and as HMAS Warreen from 1952 until 1969.

Requisitioned[edit]

Launched in 1938 by the Melbourne Harbour Trust, Williamstown Dockyard, Victoria as MV Warreen for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research as a fisheries research vessel. She was requisitioned by the RAN on 1 October 1942, and after fitting out at Garden Island was commissioned on 22 October as HMAS Stella. She took part in the survey of the sea route from Milne Bay to Oro Bay, between the D'Entrecasteaux Islands and the New Guinea mainland for the proposed attack om Buna. Stella was paid off on 19 December 1945.

Post War[edit]

Recommissiojned on 16 April 1952, as HMAS Warreen, she participated in survey work on the Great Barrier Reef. Warreen was paid off on 31 March 1966. She was sold and converted to a prawn fishing vessel.

Stella was awarded the battle honour "New Guinea 1942-44".[1][2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "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.