HMAS HDML 1321
|Builder:||Purdon & Featherstone, Battery Point, Tasmania|
|Commissioned:||11 November 1943|
|Out of service:||1970|
|Fate:||Sold in August 1971|
|Class & type:||Harbour Defence Motor Launch|
|Armament:||2 x 20mm 2 x machine guns 8 depth charges|
HMAS HDML 1321, also known as Rushcutter was a 58-ton Harbour Defence Motor Launch of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Built by Purdon & Featherstone, Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania and commissioned into the RAN on 11 November 1943. She was assigned to Z Special Unit and delivered commandos for the 1945 ill-fated raid on Muschu Island. She was later reclassified as a Seaward Defence Boat.
Sold in August 1971, she was converted to a pleasure craft and is now located in Northern Australia.
- Gillett 1986, p. 37.
- Dennis 2006, p. 54.