For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
Minesweeping Trawler - TR 19
Then S.T. ALMERIA FD117 (1926)
Then S.T. GOOLGWAI FD 117 (1928)
Then HMAS GOOLGWAI (1939)
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.