Allied Warships

HMAS Pirie (J 189)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 189 
Built byBroken Hill Pty. Ltd. (Whyalla, South Australia, Australia) 
Ordered31 Jul 1940 
Laid down19 May 1941 
Launched3 Dec 1941 
Commissioned10 Oct 1942 
End service5 Apr 1946 

Decommissioned on 5 April 1946.
Transferred to the Turkish Navy in August 1946 being renamed Amasra.
Amasra was decommissioned by the Turkish Navy on 26 March 1984.


Commands listed for HMAS Pirie (J 189)

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1Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Charles Ferry Mills, RAN30 Jul 19425 Dec 1943
2T/Lt. David Simpson Thomson, RANR(S)6 Dec 1943Jan 1945
3A/Cdr. Alan Jeger Travis, RANJan 194522 Jun 1945
4Lt. Colin Kenneth Mackenzie, RANVR23 Jun 19454 Apr 1946

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Notable events involving Pirie include:

2 Sep 1945
HMAS Pirie (Lt. C.K. Mackenzie, RANVR) was present at Tokyo Bay during the Japanese surrender ceremony having arrived there on 31 August 1945.

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