HMAS
Goonambee

Type
Auxiliary Minesweeper
Builder
Cam and Sons Pty Ltd, Newcastle, NSW
Commissioned
9 August 1940
Decommissioned
4 October 1944
Fate
Sold to Cam and Sons Pty Ltd
Dimensions & Displacement
Displacement 222 tons
Length 117 feet
Beam 22 feet 1 inch
Draught 11 feet 7 inches
Performance
Speed 9.5 knots
Complement
Crew 2 officers and 18 ratings
Armament
Other Armament
  • 1 x QF 12-pounder
  • 1 x Vickers machine gun

Goonambee was requisitioned for naval service on 28 June 1940, and purchased by the RAN on 29 June 1943. She commissioned on 9 August 1940 under the command of Lieutenant Commander EM Andrewartha, RANR, until paying off on 21 June, 1944.

On 4 October 1944, she was sold to Cam and Sons Pty Ltd.
 
HMAS Goonambee
HMAS Goonambee.
Artist John Ford's watercolour of HMAS Goonambee on patrol. (used with permission of John Ford)