HMAS Nereus

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HMAS Nereus on Sydney Harbour
HMAS Nereus on Sydney Harbour
Name: Nereus
Builder: Lars Halvorsen and Sons, Neutral Bay
Launched: 1939
Name: HMAS Nereus
Fate: Destroyed by fire in 1942
General characteristics
Length: 66 feet (20 m)
Armament: 1 .303 Vickers MG, 4 Depth charges

HMAS Nereus (19) was a channel patrol boat of the Naval Auxiliary Patrol of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during the Second World War.


Nereus was destroyed by fire on 2 July 1942 while on duties in Sydney Harbour.


  • Cassells, Vic; For those in peril: a comprehensive listing of the ships and men of the Royal Australian Navy who have paid the supreme sacrifice in the wars of the twentieth century, Kenthurst, Kangaroo Press, 1995