Allied Warships

HMAS Kalgoorlie (J 192)

Minesweeper of the Bathurst class

NavyThe Royal Australian Navy
PennantJ 192 
Built byBroken Hill Pty. Ltd. (Whyalla, South Australia, Australia) 
Ordered5 Jun 1940 
Laid down26 Jul 1940 
Launched7 Aug 1941 
Commissioned7 Apr 1942 
End service 

Transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy in August 1946 being renamed Ternate.
Transferred to Indonesia in 1949 being renamed Patti Unis.


Commands listed for HMAS Kalgoorlie (J 192)

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1T/Lt. Harold Arthur Litchfield, RANR(S)29 Sep 194117 May 1944
2Lt. Eric John Peel, RAN18 May 194426 Nov 1944
3T/Lt.Cdr. John Smyth McBryde, RANR(S)27 Nov 1944Aug 1945

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Notable events involving Kalgoorlie include:

24 Jun 1945
HMS Voracious (Lt. D.R. Wilson, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Brisbane with HMAS Maryborough (Lt.Cdr. (Emgy.) M.W. Lancaster, RAN), HMAS Bendigo (Lt. W. Jackson, RANVR), HMAS Kalgoorlie (T/Lt.Cdr. John Smyth McBryde, RANR(S)) and another vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS Voracious]. (1)


  1. ADM 173/20343

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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