Shipsearcher staff share views of the last of the Algerine class minesweepers that served in vital roles in the Second World War: HMS Minstrel / HTMS Phosamton.
Royal New Zealand Navy Corvettes and Patrol Vessels Back to Royal New Zealand Navy Frigates Corvettes Bathurst Class LOA 186′ TDISP 1,025 tons (4 served with RNZS 1952 – 1979) originally classified as minesweepers Patrol Vessels Protector Class (or Otago Class) Offshore Patrol LOA 279′ TDISP 1,900 tons in commission since 2010 (2 active) HMNZS … Continue reading “Royal New Zealand Navy – Corvettes and Patrol Vessels”
Royal Australian Navy Corvettes and Patrol Vessels Back to Royal Australian Navy Frigates Corvettes Bathurst Class LOA 186′ TDISP 1,025 tons (60 built, 5 lost in action, 2 preserved) designed as minesweepers HMAS Castlemaine J-244 (1942) decommissioned to training ship 1945, Museum ship 1973 HMAS Whyalla J-153 (1942) land monument at Whyalla, South Australia decommissioned … Continue reading “Royal Australian Navy – Corvettes and Patrol Vessels”
Two new pages explore the past and present surface warships of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). For shipsearcher staff, it was particularly challenging to locate imagery of these vessels, as they were all loaded upside down (we hope you enjoyed that truly elevated piece of imagery-related humour)! Some of the … Continue reading “Navies Down Under!”