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HMAS Castlemaine

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HMAS Castlemaine

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Gem Pier Gem Pier, Syme Street Williamstown Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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Andrew M wrote a review Feb 2021
Melbourne, Australia1,469 contributions304 helpful votes
Located on Gem pier is this part of Australian military history. Commissioned in 1942 this mine sweeper served during WW2 until she was handed over to the Maritime Trust. Now a floating museum, it costs $8.00 for an adult to experience a part of Melbourne’s maritime history.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Oldjack wrote a review Oct 2020
Greater Melbourne, Australia22,287 contributions2,547 helpful votes
HMAS Castlemaine was one of 60 Bathurst-class Corvettes built and one of 36 that served in the RAN. It was launched in 1941 and commissioned a year later and served in Australian, New Guinea and Timor waters. It was decommissioned in 1945 and presented to the Maritime trust of Australia in 1973 and is now a museum ship and only one of two that survived, the other being HMAS Whyalla that is on dry land in the town of its name.It is currently closed to visitors but adds a little something to the visit to Gem Pier in Williamstown where it is moored.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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jeffryb wrote a review Oct 2020
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions99 helpful votes
HMAS Castlemaine is a corvette, she was built in the Williamstown Naval Dockyard, not far from where she is moored. She saw active duty during the war, playing an an important role in convoy escort duties. The Castlemaine can be inspected on most holidays, she is maintained by an active group of volunteers.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jeffry b wrote a review Mar 2020
Essendon, Australia7,025 contributions2,245 helpful votes
HMAS Castlemaine is a corvette, the smallest class of ocean-gaingt vessel to see action in World War II. She was launched from the Williamstown Naval Dockyard in 1941, not far from where she is moored now. The ship entered service with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 1942. HMAS Castlemaine saw action along the Austrlian coast and in the Pacific. The ship is open for inspection most weekends and holidays. Anyone with any feeling for the sea will be entranced by this old-timer who has aged graceffully.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Brett M wrote a review Oct 2019
Geelong, Australia35 contributions26 helpful votes
Really good was how my 7 year old described our visit today. We spent over an hour exploring the vessel which is very well displayed and there is plenty of information about the finer points. We found it interesting and tried to imagine the lives of those who sailed on her. The volunteers were very knowledgable and happy to give their time to questions from all ages. Absolute pleasure to visit.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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