Allied Warships

HMAS Echuca (J 252)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 252 
Built byWilliamstown Dockyard (Williamstown, Victoria, Australia) 
Ordered24 Sep 1940 
Laid down22 Feb 1941 
Launched17 Jan 1942 
Commissioned7 Sep 1942 
End service29 Jun 1948 

Decommissioned into Reserve on 29 June 1948.
Transferred to the Royal New Zealand Navy in June 1952.
Sold to be broken up for scrap to Pacific Scrap Ltd. (Auckland, New Zealand) in April 1967.


Commands listed for HMAS Echuca (J 252)

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1Lt.Cdr. Ronald Ashman Nettlefold, RANR4 May 194231 Dec 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Neville Drake Pixley, RANR1 Jan 194521 May 1945
3Lt. Noel Somerville Townshend, RANVR21 May 1945Oct 1945 ?

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