Bathurst Class Corvette Sailors Print Page
A plaque commemorates sailors who served on the 56 Bathurst Class Corvettes during World War Two.
The Bathurst class corvettes were a class of general purpose vessels produced in Australia during World War Two. Originally classified as minesweepers, but widely referred to as corvettes, the Bathurst class vessels fulfilled a broad anti-submarine, anti-mine, and convoy escort role.
The 56 corvettes commissioned as Australian vessels travelled a combined total of 6,700,000 nautical miles (12,400,000 km; 7,700,000 mi) during their service with the RAN. A total of 83 personnel were killed in service across the entire service life of the class.
|Address:||Lincoln Highway, HMAS Whyalla Maritime Museum, Whyalla, 5600|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.019143|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|