The Bathurst class minesweeper, (corvette), HMAS BATHURST, (LCDR A. V. Bunyan, RANR), was commissioned. BATHURST was laid down in Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney, on 10 February 1940, and launched on 1 August 1940. Mrs A. B. Doyle, (Wife of CAPT Doyle, RAN, Engineering Manager of Garden Island Dockyard), performed the launching ceremony.
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