Title: We Lived with Danger : A History of the Australian Corvette HMAS Stawell (J348) 1943-1945

Author: Brooks, Geoff

Condition: Very Good +

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1994

ISBN: 0646220136

Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 182 pages

Comments: The history of HMAS Stawell during World War 2.

HMAS Stawell (J348/M348) was a Bathurst class corvette  named for the town of Stawell, Victoria. Sixty Bathurst class corvettes were constructed during World War II, and Stawell was one of 36 initially manned and commissioned solely by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

The corvette later served in the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) as HMNZS Stawell.

Stawell was laid down by HMA Naval Dockyard at Williamstown, Victoria on 18 June 1942. She was launched on 3 April 1943 by Mrs. J. J. Dedman, wife of the Minister for War Organisation, and commissioned into the RAN on 7 August 1943.The majority of Starwell’s career was spent in three areas. Initially, she served as a convoy escort along the east coast of Australia. Following this, Stawell participated in a variety of escort, minesweeping, and combat roles throughout New Guinea waters. In the final third of her career, the ship spent time in Hong Kong waters, performing minsweeping and anti-piracy duties. Stawell returned to Brisbane in November 1945.

Includes Ships Company list