HMAS Medea

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HMAS Medea
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Name HMAS Medea
Owner Traits Steam Ship Co.
Builder Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering Company, Hong Kong
Launched 1912
In service 1942
Out of service 1946
Fate Sold for scrap / scuttled
General characteristics
Type Auxiliary Minesweeper
Tonnage 778 tons
Length 195feet 8 inches
Beam 31 feet, 7 inches
Speed 10 knots


HMAS Medea was an auxiliary minesweeper of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) from 1942 until 1946. Built in 1912 for the Ocean Steam Ship Co. as a passenger/cargo ship, she was sold to the Straits Steam Ship Co. in 1925. She was requisitioned by the Royal Navy in 1939 and converted into an auxiliary minesweeper and named HMS Circe.

She was transferred to the Royal Australian Navy on 6 July 1942 and renamed HMAS Medea until she was returned to her owners in 1946. She was sold for breaking up and her hull was scuttled off Sydney on 20 January 1948.

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