HMAS Wagga (J 315)
Minesweeper of the Bathurst class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Built by||Morts Dock & Enginering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||8 Mar 1942|
|Launched||25 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||18 Dec 1942|
|End service||25 Oct 1957|
Decommissioned into Reserve on 28 November 1945.
Commands listed for HMAS Wagga (J 315)
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|1||T/Lt. Donald Knight Cracknell, RANR(S)||7 Dec 1942||6 Aug 1943|
|2||Lt. John Edwin Reynolds, RD, RANR||7 Aug 1943||14 Sep 1943|
|3||Lt. Ian Kitchener Purvis, RAN||15 Sep 1943||25 Jan 1944|
|4||Lt. Edward Malcolm Young, RANVR||26 Jan 1944||17 Apr 1944|
|5||A/Lt.Cdr. Claude James Poingsdestre Guille, OBE, RANR(S)||18 Apr 1944||1 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Wagga include:
After fuelling and watering, HMAS Vendetta departed Humboldt Bay for Madang around 1600I/13.
HMAS Vendetta was to proceed to Australia for refit. (1)
- Report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta for March 1945