Title: HMAS Bendigo – Corvette by Members of her Ship’s Company
Author: Richardson, George et al
Condition: Near Mint
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1995
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 136 pages
Comments: The detailed history of HMAS Bendigo during World War 2.
HMAS BENDIGO was one of sixty Australian Minesweepers (commonly known as corvettes) built during World War II in Australian shipyards as part of the Commonwealth Government’s wartime shipbuilding programme. Twenty (including BENDIGO) were built on Admiralty order but manned and commissioned by the Royal Australian Navy. Thirty-six were built for the Royal Australian Navy and four for the Royal Indian Navy.
BENDIGO commissioned at Sydney on 10 May 1941 under the command of Lieutenant Commander James A.R. Patrick RANR(S).
On 4 February 1946 BENDIGO sailed from Melbourne for Sydney, in company with BALLARAT. Arriving in Sydney on 6 February, BENDIGO reduced to a Care and Maintenance basis. The ship paid off at Sydney on 27 September 1946. Since commissioning she had steamed 151,242 miles.
Includes the names of the ships company.