HMAS Mildura

HMAS Mildura

HMAS "Mildura" (J207/M207), named for the city of Mildura, Victoria, was one of 60 "Bathurst" class corvettes constructed during World War II, and one of 36 initially manned and commissioned by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).cite web |url= |title=HMAS Mildura |accessdate=2008-09-15 |publisher=Sea Power Centre Australia]


"Mildura" was laid down by Morts Dock & Engineering Co in Sydney on 23 September 1940. She was launched on 15 March 1941 by Mrs J. Durnford, the wife of the Second Naval Member, and commissioned on 23 July 1941.

Operational history

In August 1945, the ship was the first Allied vessel to enter Hong Kong. She swept for mines that allowed the Allied fleet to safely enter for the official Japanese surrender.


"Mildura" was paid off to reserve at Fremantle, Western Australia on 21 May 1948 but was recommissioned on 20 February 1951 for use as a training ship for National Service trainees. "Mildura" paid off again at Melbourne on 11 September 1953, arrived at Brisbane under tow on 8 December 1954 where she served as an immobilised reserve training ship. "Mildura" was sold for scrap to Brisbane Non-Ferrous on 8 September 1965.


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