HMAS Kapunda

HMAS Kapunda

HMAS "Kapunda" (J218/M218), named for the town of Kapunda in South Australia, was a Bathurst class corvette laid down by Poole and Steele at Balmain in New South Wales on 27 August 1941, launched on 23 June 1942 by Mrs. Mary Lily May Quirk, wife of the Member for Balmain in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, and commissioned on 21 October 1942.

Major General Yamamura signed the instrument of surrender of the Japanese forces in the Kuching area on board the ship.

HMAS "Kapunda" paid off to reserve on 14 January 1946, was declared for disposal on 30 December 1960 and sold for scrap to Kinoshita (Australia) on 6 January 1961.

References

* [http://www.navy.gov.au/HMAS_Kapunda Sea Power Centre webpage for HMAS Kapunda]


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