HMAS Castlemaine (J244/M244/A248), named for the city of Castlemaine, Victoria, was one of 60 Bathurst-class corvettes constructed during World War II, and one of 36 initially crewed and commissioned solely by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).You can plan Melbourne trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
Launched in 1941 and commissioned in 1942, Castlemaine operated during World War II in the waters of Australia, New Guinea, and Timor. She remained in service until 1945, when she was decommissioned into reserve and converted into an immobilised training ship. In 1973, Castlemaine was presented to the Maritime Trust of Australia for conversion to a museum ship. She is one of two surviving examples of the Bathurst class, the other being HMAS Whyalla.
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The HMAS Castlemine was built in the Williamstown Naval Dockyard, walking distance from where she is now permanently moored, HMAS Castlemaine is a corvette, the smallest class of ocean-going...
The HMAS Castlemine was built in the Williamstown Naval Dockyard, walking distance from where she is now permanently moored, HMAS Castlemaine is a corvette, the smallest class of ocean-going... more »
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...
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... more »
Best $8 you’ll ever spend! Beautiful scenery. Plenty to see, do and learn. Staff were incredibly friendly, willing to chat and gave my boy a badge. It’ll open your eyes to what life would be like at sea during WW2
A great place to show the kids a piece of our history. There is a tour available most weekends. It is affordable for families and has nearby toilet facilities as well as great cafes, ice creamery and more. A real gem. Parking is metered but the is enough of it.
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