World War II Corvettes of Australi

World War II Corvettes of Australi

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: HMAS Pirie, HMAS Armidale, HMAS Castlemaine, HMAS Kiama, HMAS Whyalla, HMAS Goulburn, HMAS Ballarat, HMAS Colac, HMAS Deloraine, HMAS Kalgoorlie, HMAS Wollongong, HMAS Burnie, HMAS Inverell, HMAS Benalla, HMAS Ipswich, HMAS Cootamundra, HMAS Gawler, HMAS Geraldton, HMAS Katoomba, HMAS Ararat, HMAS Wagga, HMAS Cairns, HMAS Warrnambool, HMAS Toowoomba, HMAS Launceston, HMAS Echuca, HMAS Gladstone, HMAS Geelong, HMAS Kapunda, HMAS Latrobe, HMAS Stawell, HMAS Junee, HMAS Bathurst, HMAS Glenelg, HMAS Cessnock, HMAS Tamworth, HMAS Townsville, HMAS Rockhampton, HMAS Fremantle, HMAS Cowra, HMAS Lismore, HMAS Gympie, HMAS Wallaroo, HMAS Strahan, HMAS Dubbo, HMAS Mildura, HMAS Shepparton, HMAS Lithgow, HMAS Broome, HMAS Bendigo, HMAS Maryborough, HMAS Parkes, HMAS Bundaberg, HMAS Bunbury, HMAS Horsham, HMAS Bowen. Excerpt: HMAS Pirie (J189/B249/A123), named for the city of Port Pirie, South Australia, was one of 60 Bathurst class corvettes constructed during World War II and one of 20 built on Admiralty order but manned by personnel of and commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Early in her career, Pirie operated as an escort in the South West Pacific Area, and in April 1943, was damaged off Oro Bay by Japanese aircraft. Tensions between the corvette's commanding officer and the rest of the ship's company, excaberated by the lack of leave, mail, and pay, boiled over during the repair period, and led to a strike-like mutiny by the junior sailors shortly after Pirie returned to service. The mutiny was poorly handled, and the commander was replaced at the end of 1943. During 1944, the ship continued to operate as a convoy escort, and undertook minesweeping duties until she was attached to the British Pacific Fleet. Pirie was the third RAN ship to enter Japanese waters, and was present at Japan's surrender. After the ...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Title:World War II Corvettes of Australi
Author: Source Wikipedia, Books Llc
Publisher:Books LLC, Wiki Series - 2010-09

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