HMAS Dubbo named for the city of Dubbo, New South Wales, was one of 60 Bathurst-class corvettes constructed during World War II, and one of 36 initially manned and commissioned solely by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
'Whyalla' - photo by John White, via Flickr; The ship HMAS Whyalla (J153) was named for Whyalla, South Australia, and was one of 60 Bathurst class corvettes (a class of general purpose vessels) constructed during World War II. After the war she was used as a maintenance ship until she was purchased in 1984 by the Whyalla City Council, who put her on display as a landlocked museum ship.
HMAS Tamworth, a Bathurst class Corvette, built by Walkers Ltd in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia & commissioned 08/08/42. Manned by an Australian crew she initially served as part of the British Eastern Fleet, transferring to British Pacific Fleet in Jan.45. Sold to the Dutch navy on 30/04/46, renamed HNLMS Tidore. Transferred to Indonesian Navy in Dec.'49, renamed KRI Pati Unus. Disposal in '69.
"BATHURST CLASS MINESWEEPER/CORVETTE HMAS LATROBE. COMMISSIONED ON 6TH NOVEMBER 1942 LATROBE SPENT HER WAR SERVICE CARRYING OUT MINESWEEPING, CONVOY, PRISONER OF WAR EVACUATION AND TROOP CARRYING DUTIES. AFTER THE WAR SHE WAS BASED AT WESTERNPORT, VICTORIA AS A TRAINING SHIP. ON 18TH MAY 1956 LATROBE WAS SOLD AS SCRAP TO HONG KONG ROLLING MILLS LTD. LATROBE WAS ONE OF ONLY TWO RAN SHIPS LAUNCHED BY A MAN".
HMNZS Inverell, a Bathurst class Corvette built by Mort's Dock & Engineering Co at Balmain, New South Wales & commissioned as HMAS Inverell on 17/09/42. Served throughout waroperating firstly from Australia & later from Mortai Island(part of the Molucca group, Indonesia). Place in reserve in '46 she was transferred to RNZN on 05/03/52. Afte a refit was placed immediately in reserve but in '65 refitted as a training & fisheries protection vessel. Served until 19/08/76 & scrapped '77.
HMIS Bombay later INS Bombay, named for the city of Bombay (now Mumbai) in India, was one of 60 Bathurst class corvettes constructed during World War II and one of four operated by the Royal Indian Navy.
Royal Australian Navy - “HMAS TOWNSVILLE” (J 205) was a (186') Bathurst Class Corvette/Minesweeper – Commissioned: 19 December 1941 – Crew: 85 Officers and Enlisted – Armament: 1 x 4 Inch (102mm) Gun, 2 x 20mm Oerlikon AA Guns, Machine Guns and Depth Charges and Throwers or Minesweeping Equipment Depending on the Planed Operations – Decommissioned: 5 August 1946 and Sold for Scrap: 1956