Allied Warships

HMAS Gympie (J 238)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 238 
Built byEvans Deakin Ltd. (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) 
Ordered24 Sep 1940 
Laid down27 Aug 1941 
Launched30 Jan 1942 
Commissioned4 Nov 1942 
End service 

Sold to be broken up for scrap in January 1961.


Commands listed for HMAS Gympie (J 238)

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1Lt.Cdr. Charles William John Patterson, RANROct 194228 May 1943
2Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Richard Terence Power, RAN29 May 194310 Aug 1943
3T/Lt.Cdr. Raymond Rowsell, RNZNR10 Aug 1943Sep 1944
4A/Lt.Cdr. Norman Arthur Kingsbury Wallis, RANVRSep 1944Oct 1945 ?

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Notable events involving Gympie include:

10 Jul 1945
During 10 and 11 July 1945, HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN), conducted exercises off Fremantle with HMS Gympie (A/Lt.Cdr. N.A.K. Wallis, RANVR). These included night exercises. (1)


  1. ADM 173/19759

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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