HMAS Paterson

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HMAS Paterson
History
[verification needed]Australia
Name: Paterson[1]
Launched: 1920
History
Australia
Name: Paterson
Commissioned: 1 May 1941
General characteristics
Tonnage: 446 gross tonnage[2]
Length: 148.8 ft (45 m)[2]
Beam: 32.7 ft (10 m)[2]
Depth: 11.3 ft (3 m)[2]
Armament:

HMAS Paterson (FY. 109) was a wooden auxiliary minesweeper operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during World War II. She was launched in 1920 by T.F. Morrison, Sinclair & Company at Balmain.[2] The ship operated as a coastal steamer and was requisitioned by the RAN in 1941. She was returned to her owners on 26 November 1945 before sinking near The Entrance, New South Wales on 11 June 1951.[3]

Operational history[edit]

Paterson was requisitioned by the RAN for use as an auxiliary and commissioned on 1 May 1941. She was returned to her owners in 1947. She was beached off Norah Head on 17 November 1947, after sprinking a leak and was later refloated.[4][5] On 11 June 1951, Paterson was wrecked after sinking again off The Entrance.[6]33°16′40″S 151°34′19″E / 33.277836°S 151.571896°E / -33.277836; 151.571896Coordinates: 33°16′40″S 151°34′19″E / 33.277836°S 151.571896°E / -33.277836; 151.571896

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Details of the Ship". Plimsoll ShipData. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Llyods Register" (PDF). Plimsoll ShipData. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Mercury (Hobart, Tas), Tuesday, 12 June 1951, p.7.". Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, 1 December 1947, p.1.". Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "The Canberra Times (ACT), Monday, 1 December 1947, p.2.". Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday, 12 June 1951, p.3.". Retrieved 9 August 2010. 

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