HMAS Horsham

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HMAS Horsham
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Name HMAS Horsham
Owner Royal Australian navy
Builder Melbourne Harbour Trust, Williamstown
Launched 16 May 1942
Completed 18 Nov 1942
In service 18 Nov 1942
Out of service 17 Nov 1945
Fate Sold for scrap August 1945
General characteristics
Type Bathurst Class Corvette
Tonnage 650 tons
Length 186 feet (56.7m)
Beam 31 feet (9.45m)
Depth 8 feet 6 inches (2.59m)
Propulsion 1750 HP
Speed 15.5 knots
Capacity 85 crew


Entering active service in January 1943 she was assigned to Fremantle where she served as an ant-submarine patrol ship until August 1944. The deployed to Darwin he served as a survey ship, remaining there until the end of the war. In September 1945 she was present at the Japanese surrender of Timor before returning to survey work until November when she returned to Fremantle where she was paid of into reserve.

Crew members

Soldiers carried

Darwin to Koepang, Timor 7 - 12 September 1945