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: 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.

 

Commanding Officers

 

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

SS Goolgwai - Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving Website

 

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