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Minesweeping Trawler - TR 8

Then trawler BONTHORPE (1920)

Then HMAS BONTHORPE (1940)

HMAS Bonthorpe

Source: RAN Website

 

Completed: 26 Jun 1918 

Paid off: 15 Feb 1919

Sold: 1920

Acquired by RAN: 1940

Commissioned: 05 Feb 1940

Paid off: 17 Feb 1945

Fate: Sold after World War II, she was wrecked in 1959

 

Built at Collingwood, Ont, in 1917, she was accepted by the RCN on 26 Jun 1918. Here specifications were: Displacement: 275 tons, Length: 125 ft, Beam: 23.5 ft, Draught: 13.5 ft, Speed: 10 kts, Armament: 1-12pdr. Paid off on 15 Feb 1919, she was later sold in 1920 and became the trawler Bonthorpe. Acquired by the RAN in 1940, she was commissioned as HMAS Bonthorpe on 05 Feb 1940. Paid off on 17 Feb 1945, she was sold in 1948. In 1959 she was wrecked at Cairns Inlet, Queensland, Australia.

 

Commanding Officers

Ch/Skpr Wallace James Naas, RCN - 26 Jun 1918 - 15 Feb 1919

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

M-N

Naas, Wallace James

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Commanding Officer

26 Jun 1918

       

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

HMAS Bonthorpe - RAN Website

 

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