HMAS Marguerite

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Not to be confused with HMCS Margaret.
HMAS Marguerite in 1920
HMAS Marguerite in 1920
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Marguerite
Builder: Dunlop Bremner & Company, Port Glasgow, Scotland
Laid down: July 1915
Launched: 23 November 1915
Fate: Transferred to Australia, 1919
Career (Australia)
Name: Marguerite
Acquired: 1919
Commissioned: 17 January 1920
Decommissioned: 23 July 1929
Fate: Sunk as a target, 1 August 1935
General characteristics
Class and type: Arabis-class sloop
Displacement: 1,250 long tons (1,270 t)
Length: 255 ft 3 in (77.80 m) p/p
267 ft 9 in (81.61 m) o/a
Beam: 33 ft 6 in (10.21 m)
Draught: 11 ft 9 in (3.58 m)
Propulsion: 1 × 4-cylinder triple expansion engine
2 × cylindrical boilers
1 screw
Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph)
Range: 2,000 nmi (3,700 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph) with max. 260 tons of coal
Complement: 79
Armament: 2 × 4 or 4.7 inch guns
2 × 3-pounder (47 mm) AA guns

HMAS Marguerite was an Arabis-class sloop laid down for the Royal Navy by Dunlop Bremner & Company at Port Glasgow in Scotland in July 1915 and launched on 23 November 1915.

The ship was transferred to Australia in 1919 and commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on 17 January 1920, receiving the prefix HMAS.

Marguerite paid off on 23 July 1929 and was sunk as a target on 1 August 1935.

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