InCastlemaine was presented to the Maritime Trust of Australia for conversion to a museum ship. Inthe Australian Commonwealth Naval Board ACNB identified the need for a general purpose 'local defence vessel' capable of both anti-submarine and mine-warfare duties, while easy to construct Gold Coast singles forum operate.
After commissioning, Castlemaine sailed to Sydney, where she was involved in training Albury sale women and convoy escort along the east coast of Australia. After repairs, Castlemaine was ordered to Townsville, then ased to Darwin in October: at both locations the ship was tasked with supporting and supplying Allied guerrilla operations in Timor.
The corvettes sailed from Darwin at midday on 29 November, Real sex 29 in Australia just as Japanese aircraft flew over the harbour.
Following the Allied withdrawal from Timor in earlyEscorts astoria Dubbo was ased to minesweeping and escort duties in northern Australian waters. The ship was granted three battle honours for her wartime service: "Darwin —43", "Pacific —43", and "New Guinea —44".
Castlemaine paid off to reserve on 14 December During this period, she was also used for damage control training for service Beach babes Dubbo. The ship is not capable of sailing, as the main mess deck houses a museum, and the engines have been converted to run on compressed air, displaying their mechanical operation to visitors.
Between 14 and 29 AugustCastlemaine was drydocked for maintenance, cleaning, and hull preservation at the nearby BAE Systems Williamstown shipyard. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. HMAS Castlemaine.
Main article: Bathurst-class corvette. Royal Australian Navy.
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