Allied Warships

HMAS Katoomba (J 204)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 204 
Built byPoole & Steel Pty. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) 
Ordered2 Jul 1940 
Laid down9 Sep 1940 
Launched16 Apr 1941 
Commissioned17 Dec 1941 
End service2 Aug 1948 

Decommissioned into Reserve on 2 August 1948.
Sold to be broken up for scrap to Hong Kong Rolling Mills Ltd. (Hong Kong) on 2 May 1957.


Commands listed for HMAS Katoomba (J 204)

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1Cdr. Alan Paterson Cousin, RANR(S)28 Jul 194119 Feb 1943
2Lt.Cdr. Norman James Trace, RANR20 Feb 19431 Jul 1944
3T/Lt. John Alexander Grant, RANR(S)1 Jul 194423 Jan 1945
4Lt.Cdr. Frederick Norman Allison, RANR24 Jan 1945Aug 1945

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