HMAS
Marguerite

HMAS Marguerite
Class
Flower Class
Type
Minesweeping Sloop
Pennant
T51
Builder
Dunlop Bremner, UK
Launched
23 November 1915
Commissioned
8 June 1919
Decommissioned
23 July 1929
Dimensions & Displacement
Displacement 1250 tons
Length 267 feet 9 inches
Beam 33 feet 6 inches
Draught 11 feet 9 inches
Performance
Speed 16.5 knots
Range 2000 miles at 15 knots
Complement
Crew 79
Propulsion
Machinery 1 set of triple expansion inverted and 2 cylindrical boilers
Armament
Guns
  • 1 x 4-inch gun
  • 2 x 3-pounder gun

HMAS Marguerite arrived in Sydney in company with her sister ships Mallow and Geranium on 8 June 1919. Excepting a visit to Fiji in 1920 and a voyage to New Guinea and the Solomons in 1924 the remainder of her sea-going career was spent in Australian coastal waters. Her chief activity was that of Naval Reserve training ship. She was dismantled at Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney, in September 1932 and the hulk sunk by gunfire off Sydney on 1 August 1935.

HMAS Marguerite in Port Melbourne 1926
HMAS Marguerite in Port Melbourne 1926