HMAS Lismore (J145)


HMAS Lismore (J145)

HMAS "Lismore" (J145/B247/A121), named for the city of Lismore, New South Wales, was one of 60 Bathurst class corvettes to be constructed during World War II, and one of 20 to be manned and commissioned by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under Admiralty order.cite web |url=http://www.navy.gov.au/HMAS_Lismore |title=HMAS Lismore |accessdate=2008-09-15 |publisher=Sea Power Centre Australia] During her Australian service, Lismore covered 191,132 nautical miles, and spent the longest period away from Australia of any RAN vessel during World War II; 1,409 days. Serving with the RAN for 5 years, "Lismore" later spent 12 years as part of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNN), classified as a frigate.

Construction

"Lismore" was laid down by Morts Dock & Engineering Co in Sydney on 26 February 1940. She was launched on 10 August 1940 by the wife of Commodore Gerard Muirhead-Gould, the Naval-Officer-in-Charge Sydney, and commissioned on 25 January 1941.

Operational service

From December 1941 to December 1944, "Lismore" operated with the British Eastern Fleet. Following this, she was assigned to the British Pacific Fleet.

"Lismore" was paid off from RAN service on 3 July 1946, transferring immediately into the Royal Netherlands Navy, where she was renamed HNLMS "Batjan" and reclassified as a frigate. She was removed from service in 1958.

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