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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Minesweeping Trawler - TR 19


Completed: 25 Aug 1918

Paid off: 07 Jan 1919

Acquired by RAN:  03 Sep 1939

Commissioned: 06 Oct 1939

Paid off: 29 Oct 1945

Fate: returned to previous owners in 1945. Ran aground on 29 May 1955.


Completed on 25 Aug 1918, she was paid off on 07 Jan 1919. She was sold in 1920 and renamed Almeria 1920; then Goolgwai 1926. Acquired by the RAN in 1939, she was commissioned as HMAS Goolgwai. Paid off in 1945, she was returned to her pre-wartime owners. On 29 May 1955 she was approaching Sydney in heavy seas with 400 boxes onboard ran into thick fog and stranded on rocks at Boora Point, 10 miles south of Sydney Head, NSW. On 06 Jun 1955 the ship broke up and washed westward. All crew rescued but ship’s dog drowned.


Photos and Documents          SS Goolgwai - Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving Website


Commanding Officers




     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Photos and Documents


HMAS Goolgwai

Source: Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving Website

ST Goolgwai on the rocks at Boora Point, NSW

Source: Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving Website