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List of 40' Army Workboats of World War 2 from the register of Australian and New Zealand Ships and Boats                
Compiled by Mori Flapan as at August 2012          
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1. This list is a draft and has been compiled for the purposes of research. It is far from complete and should not be relied upon as being accurate.      
2. There are many boats listed that have no assigned number recorded. Most would have been former Army workboats operated by the Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) or Royal Navy (RN) but information is yet to be uncovered that can establish their original service numbers. So it is likely that two or even more of the records below may belong to the same boat.      
3. There were many vessels that were never operated by the defence forces because they had not been handed over or were only partially completed at war's end. The unfinished boats were frequently sold in their partially completed state as war surplus, and then finished by the purchaser. They were probably allocated a number during building but may never have displayed the number.      
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Acknowledgements:            
The compiler gratefully acknowledges the important role of individuals, books, magazines, newspapers and museums in compiling the following list. In particular, I would like to thank David Glasson, Graeme Andrews, Sean Harms, Michael Askey, Tom Hughes, Peter Medlings, Ross Gillett, John Smith, Roxanne Keller, Phil Helmore, Jim Goddard, Craig McCarthy, Don Roberts, Charles Helmore, Michael Gregg, Mick Arbon, Dennis Scandolera, Mal Edmonds, Heather Heath, Larry Wooding, Robert Curran, Mark Frankel, Ken Tuckey, Laurie Dilks, Gareth Peters, Mick Puglisi, Ian Black, Michael Carolin, Leigh Doeg, Buster Browne, Bill Brown, Ron Nordberg, Rod Morris, John Kershler, Paul Grayson, Peter Bird, Ian Oliver, George Oakes, Bill Brown, Arthur Smedley, Justin Lambeth, Richard Ham, Colin Grazules, Steve Turner, Peter McManaway, Steve Morton, Steven Ackerman, Graham Bates.    
                     
Key:   Australian Army              
    Royal Australian Navy              
    Royal Australian Airforce              
    Royal Navy                
    Sea Ambulance configuration              
    Refrigerated configuration              
    Known to be still existent c2005+              
    Known no longer existent by 2013              
 
Names Builder Original engine 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
ex.????
2BadMen
    Built for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN in WW2, number unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Possibly a Naval workboat that was converted by Ian Perdriau into a motor cruiser. Fitted with RFD.     2014-01 moored at Cottage Point, NSW.
ex.???? Alexa     Built for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN in WW2, number unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 1983/05 surveyed, in private ownership Unknown 2008-2012 in Victoria, owner living on board. 2008-2012 in Victoria, owner living on board.
ex.???? Alexia     Built for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN in WW2, number unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Converted to motor cruiser with the name Alexia prior to 2012. Status: Operational on the Gippsland Lakes 2012
ex.???? Alkira     Built for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN in WW2, number unknown Unknown Unknown 1970-1973 RAN workboat. 1973 based at HMAS Moreton in New Farm when sold. 1976 Renamed Alkira. Lengthened to 44' &rebuilt as a bridge deck cruiser     2008 underwent major refit by Millkraft Marine, hull sheathed in FRP. 2009 to cruise Southern Barrier Reef and Bunker Group.  
ex.AM####??     Built for the Australian Army WW2, number unknown 1950 converted to fire float by Millkraft Boatyard at Newstead, fire-fighting equipment installed by Wormald Bros Pty Ltd, 2 monitors one each end of the boat capable of throwing at total of 1600 gallons of foam a minute, also two hoses Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1435 CA150 Awatea Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic 108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army about 1942, part of the first batch built. 1943 & 1946 located at Melbourne. 1944/09 recorded as being experimental. 1951 arrived in New Zealand, lying on a wharf in Wellington with a hole in one side, sold by NZ Govt Stores Board to private owner, repaired and steamed from Wellington to Paremata, converted to fishing boat, decked in, fitted with bulwarks and wheelhouse, renamed Awatea. Fished in and around Cook Strait. Fishing in and around Cook Strait, NZ Fishing in and around Cook Strait, NZ Fishing in and around Cook Strait, NZ c1991 sold. c1991-1995 continued fishing in and around Cook Strait, NZ. 1995-1999 engaged in towage work and working west coast waters during the tuna season. 1999 sold for private use. Private use 2011-2013 lay on mooring in Bay of Islands in need of maintenance. 2013/07 sold to son of original owner as fishing boat, steamed 700 miles back to Picton, to undergo major refit.
AM1436 Acre Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic 108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army about 1942, part of the first batch built. 1943 & 1946 located at New Guinea Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1437 AM435 AWB435 Mulloway Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic 108-143bhp 8Cy. Chrysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army about 1942, part of the first batch built. 1943 located at Melbourne. Assigned to the 42nd Australian Landing Craft Company, 1st Australian Corps Training Area. 1946 located at Cairns. 1946/03/11 disposed by the Dept of Army to the Commonwealth Disposals Commission. 1946 transferred to No.1 Ordnance Small Craft at Brisbane. 1946/08/05 arrived at Melbourne on board ss Chertsey (foreign) from Brisbane, escorted to Flinders Naval Depot at Westernport. Tender at HMAS Cerberus at Crib Point on Hann's Inlet, Western Port Bay. Tender at HMAS Cerberus at Crib Point on Hann's Inlet, Western Port Bay. Fitted at some time with coachhouse over cockpit and new motor, 225bh Gray 64HN9 marine diesel. 1971 allocated to Naval Base HMAS Cerberus at Crib Point on Hann's Inlet, Western Port Bay. Tender at HMAS Cerberus at Crib Point on Hann's Inlet, Western Port Bay. Tender at HMAS Cerberus at Crib Point on Hann's Inlet, Western Port Bay. 1995 sold by RAN at Westernport, motored by new owner from Westernport to Lakes Entrance via Wilson's Promontory, crossed bar after 22hours at sea. 1996 converted to charter boat, aft coachhouse removed, awning extended from wheelhouse roof for half the length of cockpit, 1996-2012+ operating fishing charters and dolphin tours out of Lakes Entrance. 2000 fitted with new stainless steel shaft. 2008 fitted with 2nd hand motor, 223bhp Cummins diesel. 2012 operating at Lakes Entrance, Vic
AM1438 Kantara Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic 108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army about 1942, part of the first batch built. 1943 & 1946 located at Thursday Island Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1439 Majdal Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic 108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army in 1942, part of the first batch built. 1943 located at New Guinea. Launch of the General Officer Commanding, 5th Division. 1945/02/09 arrived at Malmal Village, New Britain with Lieutenant General J.Northcott, Major General C.S.Steele, Major General J.H.Cannan and staff for inspection of area. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown. 2012 Mechanical Plant Logbook 1944/04/28-1945/12/31 held by Australian War Memorial.
AM1440 Dimra Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic 108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army about 1942, part of the first batch built. 1943 & 1946 located at Thursday Island Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1441 Anabta Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic 108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army 1943, part of the first batch built. 1943 & 1946 located at Thursday Island. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1442 Affula Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic 108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army, still under construction in November 1943. 1946 located at Melbourne. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1558 Bira     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1946 operating at Thursday Island. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1559 Ballan     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1946 operating at Sydney. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1560 Burqa     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1946 operating at Sydney. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1561 Dura     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1562 Fara     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1563 Faluta     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. . Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1564 Bambaroo     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. . Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1565 Habla     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Original cost 5370. 1946/02 approved for disposal, located at Torokina, NG. . Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1566 Hasar   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army. Sea ambulance. 1943/11 reported under construction. Attached to Australian Water Ambulance Convoy. 1945/07 at Morotai, Netherlands East Indies. 1945/07/28 official launch for the first regatta of the Netherlands East Indies YC formed by personnel of A. Corps, Australian Signals. 1946 stationed at Cairns. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1567 AH1567 Hatta   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army. , Sea Amulance. 1943/11 reported under construction. Later renumbered AH1567. Attached to Sea Ambulance Transport. 1944/08/18 at Madang, New Guinea, attached to New Guinea Sea Ambulance Transport Co, took sick and wounded troops from Alexishafen to the 2/11th hospital, made the trip each day, pulled into wharf of 111th field Ambulance to pick up patients, called at landing stage of the 2/4th Field Ambulance to pick up patients, used carrier pigeons to relay weather information and advise the hospital at Madang of the number of casualties that the vessel was carrying, loaded a stretcher cas from the 111th casualty clearing station at Nagada. 1945/05 attached to 1 Water Ambulance company in the Jacquinot Bay area of New Britain, Assistant Director of Medical Services 5 Division took relaxation aboard by deep sea fishing. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1568 Hizma   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army. Sea Ambulance. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1944/09/03 at Manam Island with 4th Sea Ambulance Transport Company, traded bully beef and biscuits with natives for fresh fruit and vegetables. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1569 Hulda   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army. Sea Ambulance. 1943/11 reported under construction. Attached to Australian Water Ambulance Convoy. 1944/09 attached to the 4th Sea Ambulance Transport Company. 1944/09/03 at Potsdam, NG being prepared for a special trip to Manam Island to pick up sick and wounded service personnel. 1946 based at Cairns Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1570 Idna   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army. Sea Ambulance. 1943/11 reported under construction. Attached to Australian Water Ambulance Convoy. 1945/07 stationed at 2/6 Cavalry (Commando) regiment. 1945/07/18 used to evacuate sick and wounded from the Karawop area. 1946 based at Cairns. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1571 Isla   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army. Sea Ambulance. 1943/11 reported under construction. Attached to Australian Water Ambulance Convoy. 1946 operating at Cairns. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Names Builder Original engine 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
AM1572 Jaba   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Attached to Lugger Maintenance Section. 1945/12/24 advertised for sale by tender at Darwin. 1946 based at Darwin. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1573 Jalama   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1944/10 at Labu, NG, had been rebuilt for the GOC New Guinea Force, the canvas awning was removed and a full length cabin and saloon was built. 1946 at Sydney then transferred to Lae, NG. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1574 Jifna General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic 108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Transported from the Fisherman's Bend plant to the launching slips on the Yarra by a special trailer and cradle. 1946 based at Cairns. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1575 Jilya   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1946 based at Cairns. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1576 Kafra   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Attached to Navigation Craft. 1946 based at Cairns. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1577 Kallia   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1578 Kasla   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1946 based at Cairns. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1579 Kidna   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1946 based at Cairns. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1580 Kisra   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1946 based at Cairns. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1581 Lifta AWB442 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic 114bhp V8Cy. Cadillac 3FV8 petrol Army workboat Mark 1, built about 1943. Original cost 5,370. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1946/08 approved for disposal, earmarked for Navy. 1946/09 at Cairns, to be transferred to Small Craft Park at Colmslie pending issue to NOIC Brisbane. 1946/09 to be renumbered AWB442 and shipped to Sydney from Cairns at first available opportunity. Unknown. Probably with RAN Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1582 Lubya General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic 108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Army workboat Mark 1, built about 1943. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1946 based at Cairns. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1583 Madama General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic   Army workboat Mark 1, built about 1943. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1584 Marda General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic   Army workboat Mark 1, built about 1943. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1585 Masada General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic   Army workboat Mark 1, built about 1943. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1586 Metulla General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic   Army workboat Mark 1, built about 1943. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1587 Mirka General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic   Army workboat Mark 1, built about 1943. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1588 Misra     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1589 Allambee     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1590 Alooma     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1591 Mosa     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1592 Naura     Army workboat Mark 1, built about 1943. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1593 Nazla     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1594 Negra     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1595 Nuba     Built for the Australian Army. Original cost 5,370. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1946/08 approved for disposal, located at Sydney, Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1596 Poriya     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1945/05/18 at Morotai attached to 2/10 Port Operating Company, Royal Australian Engineers. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1597 Qadima     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1598 Qatra     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1599 Qibya     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Names Builder Original engine 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
AM1600 Qula     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1601 Aruluen     Army workboat Mark 1, built about 1943. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1948/10/28-11/06 to patrol to seaward of Bagot Area Rifle Range between East Point and Night Cliffs, Darwin during periods of firing. 1949/10/17-10/31 to patrol to seaward of Bagot Area Rifle Range between East Point and Night Cliffs during periods of firing. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1602 Raba     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1603 Rafah     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1604 Romema     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1605 Sajara   114bhp V8Cy. Cadillac 3FV8 petrol Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1945/12/24 advertised for sale by tender at Darwin. 1947/10/10 tenders sought for purchase, lying on Naval Slipway, Darwin, NT Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1606 Salama     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1946/04/22 one of the surplus small craft offered for sale by tender at Darwin, no offers received. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1607 Salha     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1608 Samra     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1609 Attunga     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1610 Sarona     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1611 Seida     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1612 Shufa     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1613 Surda     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1614 Tabgha     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1615 Tamra     Built for the Australian Army. Original cost 5,370. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1946/08 approved for disposal, located at Sydney,
Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1616 Tantura     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1617 Tulkarm     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1618 Udala     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1619 Yabad     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1620
Yatma
Araluen
    Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1950/07/06 to patrol to seaward of Bagot Area Rifle Range between East Point and Night Cliffs Darwin during periods of firing. Fitted with diesel motor by 1957. 1957 called at Delissaville Mission wharf. 1957/11 out of commission on slipway at Larrekeyah, overhauled & recommissioned over 3 weeks. 1958 moored in the inner portion of the Darwin wharf. 1958-1959 engaged in three week surveys of specific locations on the coast between the WA/NT border and the Gulf of Carpentaria, took up to 12 surveyors & towed three Assault boats. c1959 caught fire while proceeding to anchorage at Peron Island. Petrol stove caught fire 3 miles at Ruby Island, SE of Cape Hotham. 1960/01 put on slips while coxswain away in Sydney, better than leaving boat on mooring during a blow. Engaged in target towing at 8 knots for 6" guns at East Point Darwin. Used for dumping ammunition NW of Chrles Point. 1961/08 operating in Chambers Bay, put surveyors ashore with assault boats to build a tower for equipment, caught in storm, anchor dragged, wheelhouse window smashed by anchor hatch cover, returned to Darwin, highlighted that vessel was inadequate for the task. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1621 Awaba     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1622 Yibna     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. . Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1623 Yirka     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1624 Yubla     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1625 Zeita     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1626 Zibda     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1627 Iamalia     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1628 Sollum     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1629 Halfaya     Built for the Australian Army. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1945/03 transferred to SRD. WW2 tender to the Services Reconnaisance Dept that operated the Krait (qv). 1945/05-06 shipped from Melbourne to Morotai. 1945/07/21 located at Morotai. 1945/08/15 located at Morotai on VP Day, attached to SRD. 1945/09/02 one of the SRD craft in the Morotai and Labuan areas that were taken over by NOIC Moluccas for work under his operational command. 1945/11/03 paid off, taken over by BBCAU. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Names Builder Original engine 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
AM1630 Siwa     Built for Australian Army 1945. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1631 Ikingi     Built for Australian Army 1945. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1632 Derna     Built for Australian Army 1945. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1633 Mersa AWB433 Watson 433 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Woodville, Adelaide, SA 114bhp V8Cy. Cadillac 3FV8 petrol Army workboat. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1944/11 completed. One of the Army launches assigned new numbers by 1946. 1946/03/27 declared for disposal by Dept of Army to Commonwealth Disposals Commission, located at No.1 Ordnance Small Craft Park, Brisbane. 1946/07/26 transferred to RAN. 1946/09/04 shipped to Sydney on LST3501. Fitted with new motor nd, 170bhp 6Cy. Gray 64HN9 diesel. 1950s operated by RAN Fleet Officer In Charge, Sydney, one of a large fleet of Navy workboats kept in an enclosure on the Elizabeth Bay side of Garden Island, used to ferry workers to the Navy's various harbourside establishments and to the ships in reserve, available for use for recreational purposes by serving naval officers on weekends. 1954 used for weekend picnic to Middle Harbour, stopping for a dip at Roseville Baths, anchored off Store Beach for lunch. 1957 & 1959 attached to the Naval Dockyard and T.A.S. School HMAS Watson at Sydney. 1968 based at Garden Island. 1971 allocated to Flag Officer Commanding East Australian Area (FOCEA) Captain of the Port (C of P). Stump mast and two windows each side of wheelhouse by 1970. c1970 at Cockatoo Dockyard, Sydney. 1976 photographed passing Support Craft Base at Ryde, Sydney. 1980s operated by the Master Attendant, Garden Island Dockyard. 1998 sold for civilian use, refitted at Northbridge Marina. 2004/12 sighted at Woolloomooloo Marina in colours of navy workboats. 2006/12 sighted operating on Sydney Harbour. 2009 moored at North Harbour, Sydney. 2009/11 sighted operating in Darling Harbour. 2009/11/29 sighted operating at Middle Harbour, fitted with awning for recreational use, 2010/02/28 operating at Clontarf, Sydney. 2011/02 sold, in 'Navy' condition. 2012 moored at Rose Bay.
AM1634 Matruh     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1635 Daba AWB420 Amethyst 420   114bhp V8Cy. Cadillac 3FV8 petrol Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Transferred to Royal Australian Navy by 1959, renumbered AWB420. 1960-1990s towed up to 12 Snapper Island whalers to Annual Whaler race off Rushcutters Bay held by RANSA twice per year. Fitted with short GRP cabin by 1971. 1971 allocated to Flag Officer Commanding East Australian Area (FOCEA) Chief Superintendent of Supply (CSS) Superintending Armament Stores Officer (SASO) at Sydney. 1987/12 attached to the Spectacle Island Armament Depot at Sydney. Fitted with new deckhouse and 2 masts nd, 1 3, Cb+Cw, three parallepiped windows each side of aft coachhouse, wheelhouse almost full height fwd.   2008 towed Snapper Island whaler to participate in SASC Gaffers race. 2012 operating on Sydney Harbour as 420 Amethyst.
AM1636 Barani     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1637 Lydda     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1638 Rishon     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1945/c11 at Borneo, used by British Borneo Civil Affairs Unit, berthed at the Customs Wharf. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1639 Haifa     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1640 Sarafand     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1641 Rehovet     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1642 Ramleh     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1643 Latrun     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1945/01/04 undergoing trials at Sydney attached to the 2nd Australian Ordnance Small Craft Park, Clifton Gardens. 1946/01/09 on slipway at Chowder Bay, being readied for repair by 1 Watercraft Workshop, Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. No mast and permanent awning aft by 1952. Attached to No.3 Transportation Squadron. 1952/07/21 stranded in Porpoise Bay, Rottnest Island, WA while attempting to assist stranded yacht Fair Maid (qv). 1952/07/22 men camped on the beach on the beach that night to catch the early tide. 1952/07/23 refloated with the assistance of another Army Workboat, rudder out of alignment due to pounding on the reefs but otherwise not damaged. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1644 Gaza     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1645 Barbara 'Williamstown Seeker'     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. 1945/06/19 arrived at Williamstown. Based at Williamstown (check) Based at Williamstown (check) Based at Williamstown (check) 1981/04/16 withdrawn from service. 1981 sold for private use. Taken to Welshpool and put on hardstand in a vacant block for many years. 1995 purchased & converted to ferry. 30 pax, Cb+Cw, overhanging deck at stern, 42' Loa. 1997 operating a ferry to Williamstown. Unknown 2012 operating daily Southgate-Williamstown ferry service
AM1646 Mena     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1647 Helwan     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. '   Based at Fremantle prior to 1961. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1648 Nabala     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1649 Artuf     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. c1954 based at Iwakuni, Japan. Took members of 77 and 461 squadrons RAAF on weekly Sunday boat trip organised by the squadron padre. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1650 Beisan     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1651 Beitun     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1652 Dajan     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1653 Hadar     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1654 Hamma     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1655 Hadera     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1656 Husan     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1657 Isdud     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1658 Jenin Woody     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. c1946 transferred to Royal Australian Navy     c1970 at NEP Garden Island Dockyard, had been fitted with towing hook & strongback. 1971 allocated to Flag Officer Commanding East Australian Area (FOCEA) Captain of the Port (C of P).   1990 at the Pound Garden Island, used as a recreation boat. Fitted with 175bhp GM Gray Marine 64HN9 diesel at some time (check of original). Renamed Woody by 2009. 2000s? rebuilt as a motor cruiser, decked in, 5 windows each side of wheelhouse. 2009/11/15 sighted moored at Snail's Bay, Sydney.  
AM1659 Nablus     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1660 Safad     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1661 Sumsum     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1662 Karkur     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1663 Baqa     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1664 Biddu     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1665 Farkha     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1666 Fassuta     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1667 Haram     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1668 Holon     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1669 Baliang     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
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AM1670 Meirun     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1671 Nesher     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1943/11 reported under construction. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1722 Karween     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1723 Kenebri     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1724 Kerang     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1725 Kerlong AWB414 ??? Name unknown under PWD Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic 114bhp V8Cy. Cadillac 3FV8 petrol Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1945-1947 on loan to SVSO Royal Edward Victualling Yard, Sydney, used by the Victualling Store Officer. 1946/03/16 request for information whether work boat still required by REVY, on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, if still required by REVY it must be permanently transferred to the RAN. 1946/03 advised that boat being left with SVSO pending advice. 1947/04/14 surveyed at Blackwattle Bay Small Craft Disposals Base, clutch in need of repair, on glass in skylight broken, valued at 800. 1947/04 Public Works Dept of NSW offered to purchase vessel. 1947/07/08 purchased by Public Works Dept for 1200 on account of Port Kembla Harbour Improvements, including all equipment, shelters & chocks. 1950/07 reported 40' work boat for use in towing duties and for general water transportation had been transported to the Hume Weir by road and was immediately available for work (check if this vessel) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1726 Kirrama     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1727 Koetung     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1728 Konetta     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1729 Koolaburra     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1820 Toolangi   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for Australian Army about 1944. Original cost 4,650. 1946 based at Melbourne. 1946/08 approved for disposal, located at Sydney. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1821 Toongi   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1946 based at Melbourne. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1822 Toonpan   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1946 based at Cairns Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1823 Towong   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1946 based at Cairns Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1824 Trawalla   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1946 based at Cairns Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1825 Trewoel   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1945/09/30 passed the Matapi Crater. 1945/10/01 operating at Rabaul, New Britain, attached to 55 Port Craft Company in Simpson Harbour. 1946 based at Lae, NG. 1946 based at Lae, NG Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1826 Trowutta     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1827 Tuggerah     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1828 Tumblong     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1829 Tumut     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1830 Tungamah     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1944/10 acquired by SRD for training use at MMRS. WW2 tender to the Services Reconnaisance Dept that operated the Krait (qv). 1945/04 recalled from MMRS and refitted in Melbourne before being shipped to Morotai. 1945/05-06 shipped from Melbourne to Morotai. 1945/07/21 located at Morotai. 1945/08/15 located at Morotai on VP Day, attached to SRD. 1945/09/02 one of the SRD craft in the Morotai and Labuan areas that were taken over by NOIC Moluccas for work under his operational command. 1945/11/03 paid off, taken over by BBCAU.
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AM1831 Tyagong     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1944/11/03-1946/01/31 operating with Australian Army Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown. 2012 Landing Craft Log Book 40' Workboat 1944/11/03-1946/01/31 held by Australian War Memorial.
AM1832 Tynong     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1833 Urangah     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1834 Ulinda     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1835 Wadalia     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1836 Wagga     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1837 Waikerie     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1838 Waiera     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1839 Wakala     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1840 Waleha     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1841 Wailan     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1842 Wallacia     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1843 Walim(?)     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1844 Wandalla     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1845 Wandook     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1846 Warianna     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1945/11/18 at Morotai operating Australian Army Amenities Service, took nurses to beach at Little Dodola Island, conducted daily cruises in Morotai Harbour, took personnel on trips to the small islands and other points of interest. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1847 Warragul     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1848 Warrah     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1849 Warrimoo AWB445
Bay City 445
    Built for Australian Army 1945. Original cost 5,370. 1946/08 approved for disposal, located at Sydney, 1946 transferred to Royal Australian Navy, renumbered AWB445 Attached to Williamstown Naval Dockyard Attached to Williamstown Naval Dockyard 1971 allocated to General Manager Williamstown Dockyard, Vic. Probably one of the liberty boats on Port Phillip that was fitted with an extended coachhouse over the cockpit. Transferred to HMAS Voyager Naval Depot at Nelson Place, Williamstown. Involved in serious incident while operating as AWB445, wheelhouse crushed. Fitted with GM 671 diesel prior to 1998. c1998 purchased by Mark Davey (Williamstown, Bay and River Cruises), refitted for passengers, extension to stern, extended coachhouse to stern, renamed Bay City 445. Operating as passenger ferry between Southgate (on the opposite side of the Yarra River from Flinders St Station) and Williamstown, licenced for 49 pax.

c2007-2012 lying in deteriorating condition on hardstand in front of Pompeii's at Mordialloc, Vic.
2013/11 for sale on Ebay.

AM1850 Weabonga     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1851 Werribee     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1852 Werombi     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1853 Wetuppa     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1854 Willaura     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1855 Willung     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1856 Winnap     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1857 Wiirrinya     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1858 Wodonga     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1859 Wollombi     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
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AM1860 Womperah     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1954 based at Fremantle. 1954/09/30 assised with movement of pontoon carrying generators at Fremantle. 1961 no longer at Fremantle. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1861 Wondai     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1862 Wondalga Eucumbene 1 Ecumbene     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1957/04/01 sold to the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority for 3020. 1958 under name Eucumbene, commercial vessel in NSW waters. 1959/11 alterations made to boat. 1960-1968 operating commercially in NSW. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 2012 operated by Brighton Grammar School, used to carry school children on the Gippsland Lakes.
AM1863 Wonyip     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1864 Wooli     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1865 Wooroora     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1866 Wyanga     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1867 Wyarra     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1868 Wyena     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1869 Wybong     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1870 Yaapoet (CHECK) Eucumbene II Ford Manufacturing Co, Geelong, Vic (CHECK)   Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1957/10/01 sold to Snowy Mountains Authority. Unknown Unknown (CHECK) 1974 under the name Eucumbene II operated as passenger vessel on the Clyde River upstream from an imaginary line drawn between Perry's Sawmill and Pinnacle Point in smooth water only. Also certificated for operation on the Crookhaven and Shoalhaven Rivers upstream from an imaginary line drawn across the river at right angles to the public wharf, Crookhaven Heads, in smooth water only. Fitted with new motor by 1974, 84bhp@1300rpm 6Cy.107.9mm-152.4mm Gardner 6LW diesel, Gardner 1.51:1 gearbox. 22" x 26" pitch propeller. 1976 at Bateman's Bay, NSW. (CHECK) 1985-1986 Harbour and River certificate for 50 pax and 2 crew. 1985-1986 at Greenwell Point, NSW. 1986/06/05 on slip at Greenwell Point. 1987 transferred to St. Leonards College, East Brighton, Vic Unknown Unknown
AM1871 Yamba     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1872 Yambuk     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1873 Yallourn ?????     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Transferred to RAN by 1971. 1971 allocated to Naval base HMAS Creswell at Jervis Bay. Fitted with stump mast and two windows each side of wheelhouse by 1976 (could be Mark 2). 1976 under tow by another AWB on Parramatta River, Sydney 1980s operating with RAN. Unknown Unknown Converted into flybridge cruiser by 2012. 2012 operational.
AM1874 Yambulla     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1875 Yannakie     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1876 AWB410 AM410 Yannergee General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic 165bhp GM 671 diesel Built for Australian Army about 1944. One of the Army launches assigned new numbers prior to 1946. 1946/09/11 reported one of 5 workboats allocated to RAN at Fremantle. Possibly still with RAN Unknown 1970s based at Woolwich, Sydney. 1981/08 laid up. 1982/02 sold &converted in Sydney to a private launch. Kept name Yannergee   2004 refitted but keeping similar arrangement to original plan. Berthed at Yowie Bay, NSW by 2006. Fitted with new motor by 2006, 175bhp 6Cy. Perkins T6354 turbo diesel. 2006/06 sold &transported to Goolwa, refitted by Goolwa Wooden Boats,. 2007 participated in SA Wooden Boat &Music Festival at Goolwa. 2011/02/26 participated in South Australian Wooden Boat Festival at Goolwa, sighted operating. 2012/05 for sale in SA $110,000.
AM1877 Yarraden     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1878 Yaraka     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1879 Yarram     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1880 Yarrara     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1881 Yelarben     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1882 Yerenbah     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1883 Yielima     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1884 Yourie     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1885 Allawah     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1886 Atora     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1887 Arcoona     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
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AM1888 Altandes     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1889 Boodarie     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1890 Boorimoo     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1891 Batcha     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1892 Bolwarra     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1893 Beetaloo     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1894 Bundaleer     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1895 Bewooloo     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1896 Chesarra     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1897 Carlindi     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1898 Capella     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1899 Chinbi     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1900 Coreena     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1901 Condowie     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1902 Dooleena     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1903 Elginbah     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1904 Eurilla     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1905 Gunanya     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1906 Gamboola     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1907 Gomeka(?)     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1908 Ilbilbie     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1909 Ingalta     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1910 Jarlemai     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1911 Jellinbah     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1912 Koongallix     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1913 Keah     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1914 Kairi     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1915 Koolatah     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1916 Kurlana     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
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AM1917 Komanda(?)     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1918 Kilroo(?)     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1919 Kailloota(?)     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1920 Marluna     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1921 Mallala     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1922 Mungaroo     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1923 Minburra     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1924 Mokami     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1925 Nymerina     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1926 Nambeet     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1927 Nackara     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1928 Nungappie     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1952/04/15 stationed at Pusan, Korea, attached to the Australian Water Transport Squadron Kure (Detachment Pusan). Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1929 Orroroo     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1930 Outalpa     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1931 Pardoe     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1932 Pilbara     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1933 Pesawah     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1934 Pungonda     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1935 Pandappa     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1936 Poolgarra     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1937 Pimba     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1938 Qualco   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Refrigerator Built for Australian Army about 1944. Attached to 1st Marine Food Supply Platoon. 1946 based at Thursday Island. 1946/05/21 tenders sought for purchase at Townsville. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1939 Rumula   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Refrigerator Built for Australian Army WW2. 1944/05/11 attached to 1st Marine Food Supply Platoon, covered 70 mile journey between Port Moresby and Yule Island, took 7 hours at half speed, capacity to transport 2.5t fish refrigerated at 30 deg F, two outrigger poles positioned to troll for mackerel. 1946 based at New Guinea. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1940 Toumoulin     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1941 Tolga     Built for Australian Army about 1944. 1946/08 declared for disposal in WA.
Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1942 Taldra     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1943 Tarlee     Built for Australian Army about 1944. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1944 Ucolta     Built for Australian Army about 1944. c1946 taken over by the NG Provisional Administration, probably in the Lae / Morobi District. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1945 Ulupa AWB402 AM402 Mena General Motors - Holdens Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic   Built for Australian Army 1945. 1945 transferred to RAN. 1945/07 reported available at Third Australian Ordinance Small Craft Park, Melbourne. 1945/07/27 to depart Melbourne for Sydney by ss River Burdekin (qv), shipping particulars of boat: length 40', beam 12'8", max height 13'7", weight 10 tons 10 cwt. 1945/08 to be shipped from Sydney to Moluccas per ss Henry William Rice (foreign). Possibly still with RAN as AWB402 Unknown Transferred to Australian Army by 1970s, known as AM402 Mena. 1982/08 last of the Army 40-footers in service with the Australian Army was disposed after 40 years service, presented to the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol at Williamstown to be used as a training craft. Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1946 Wollal     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1947 Wodgina     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1948 Weeral     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1949 Weipu     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
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AM1950 Werna     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1951 Wormarra     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1952 Winulta     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1953 Wandearah     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1954 Waddikee     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1955 Wirrappa     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1956 Woocalla     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1957 Whittata     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1958 Weekeroo     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1959 Wirrealpa(?)     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1960 Wilpatara     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1961 Yulleroo     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1962 Yatton     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1963 Yeppoun     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1964 Yinkanie     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1965 Yalparra     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1966 Yalunda     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1967 Yeleada     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1968 Yandiah     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1969 Yantawna     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1970 Ameroo     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1971 Billeroo     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1972 Broona     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1973 Boobyalla     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1974 Brolgan     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1975 Bingara     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1976 Barpinba     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1977 Boolba     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1978 Boomi     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1979 Cobborah     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1980 Caloola     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1981 Currawee     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1982 Calimpa     Built for Australian Army about 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1983 Dareel Melbourne, Vic   Built for Australian Army 1945. 1945/04 accepted by SRD at Melbourne and forwarded to Sydney for shipment to Morotai. Attached to Services Reconnaisance Department (An Australian special operations unit that helped lay the groundwork for the Australian reoccupation of NW Borneo). 1945/07/21 located at Brunei. 1945/11/03 paid off, taken over by BBCAU. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1984 Eukaba     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1985 Gilgooma     Built for Australian Army 1945. Attached to Services Reconnaisance Department (An Australian special operations unit that helped lay the groundwork for the Australian reoccupation of NW Borneo). 1945/04 accepted by SRD at Melbourne and forwarded to Sydney for shipment to Morotai. WW2 tender to the Services Reconnaisance Dept that operated the Krait (qv). 1945/05-06 shipped from Melbourne to Morotai. 1945/07/21 located at Tawi Tawi. 1945/08/15 located at Tawi Tawi on VP Day, attached to SRD. 1945/11/03 paid off, taken over by BBCAU. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1986 Goonal     Mark 1 Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1987 Jeethe     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1988 Koolka     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1989 Kalabity     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
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AM1990 Koang     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1991 Lietinna     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1992 Legana     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1993 Liena     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1994 Metpina     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1995 Moogara     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1996 Mawbanna     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1997 Maweena     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1998 Mengha     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM1999 Meila     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM2000 Oratunga     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM2001 Papoodna     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM2002 Prelinna     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM2003 Pruana(?)     Built for Australian Army 1945. 1945/07/20 despatched from Melbourne to Sydney en route to Morotai. 1945/07/21 located at Sydney en route to Morotai. WW2 tender to the Services Reconnaisance Dept that operated the Krait (qv). 1945/08/15 located at Sydney on VP Day, attached to SRD. Services Reconnaisance Department (An Australian special operations unit that helped lay the groundwork for the Australian reoccupation of NW Borneo). 1945/09/02 in transit to Morotai, one of the SRD craft in the Morotai and Labuan areas that were taken over by NOIC Moluccas for work under his operational command. 1945/11/03 paid off, taken over by BBCAU. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM2004 Parrawe     Built for Australian Army 1945. 1945/07/20 despatched from Melbourne to Sydney en route to Morotai. 1945/07/21 located at Sydney en route to Morotai. WW2 tender to the Services Reconnaisance Dept that operated the Krait (qv). 1945/08/15 located at Sydney on VP Day, attached to SRD. Services Reconnaisance Department (An Australian special operations unit that helped lay the groundwork for the Australian reoccupation of NW Borneo). 1945/09/02 in transit to Morotai, one of the SRD craft in the Morotai and Labuan areas that were taken over by NOIC Moluccas for work under his operational command. 1945/11/03 paid off, taken over by BBCAU.
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AM2005 Pilliga     Built for Australian Army 1945. 1945/06/12-1946/01/28 operating with Australian Army Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown. 2012 Landing Craft Log Book 40' Workboat 1945/06/12-1946/01/28 held by Australian War Memorial.
AM2006 Rowella     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM2007 Riana     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM2008 Taranna AWB2008 Harold Nobbs     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Unknown 1971 allocated to Naval base HMAS Penguin at Balmoral, Sydney. Fitted with new motor probably by 1970s, reconditioned 6Cy. Gardner 6LXB diesel with new Twin Disk 3:1 hydraulic gear box, 3" stainless steel propeller shaft, 4' dia propeller, 9 knots. Still operating with Royal Australian Navy. 1980s (early) sold, converted into fishing vessel at Balmain, decked in & fitted with full height wheelhouse on deck that extended aft over engine, forward raked wheelhouse windows. 1985 acquired by Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol to replace Krait (qv) when that vessel no longer available for training purposes, IBM contributed a $75,000 donation. 1985/12/08 commissioned with RVCP at Man'o'War steps, Sydney at 12 noon, named Harold Nobbs who in 1940 was the first officer commanding the Volunteer Coastal Patrol and was still in the post in 1954. 1985-1989 training vessel for RVCP and also Volunteer Coast Guard, on Sydney Harbour nearly every week end. 1985-1988 used for crowd control at the start of Sydney Hobart yacht races. 1986/09/29 participated in 75th Naval Review. 1987 started first Festival of Sydney schooner race. 1988/01/26 stationed at Man'o'War Steps during Bi-Centenary celebrations. c1990s transferred from RVCP at The Spit to RVCP Lake Macquarie. c1999 towed shark cage used by marathon swimmer Susie Maroney on fund raising swim from Newcastle to Sydney to raise awareness of Rett's Syndrome. c2000s eventually fell into disrepair because of the cost of maintenance. Associated with Drummoyne Sailing Club. 2013/01/26 sighted operating amongst spectator vessels during start of Sydney-Hobart race.
AM2009 Tooloon AWB2009     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown Transferred to RAN and designated AWB2009 by 1960s. 1960-1968 allocated to Clearance Diving Team 2 at HMAS Rushcutter, fastest of the boats at Rushcutter, kept bottom spotlessly clean. 1966 forward hatch on deck lifted by large seas while on trip from Port Stephens to Rushcutter, crew had donned wet suits and life jackets when found in morning. 1967 operating at Sydney, used for training Navy divers. 1968 fitted with larger GRP coachhouse and gate in transom to improve diving operations. 1968 transferred to shore base HMAS Penguin when the Diving School moved there. 1971 designated Utility Boat. 1974/05/c24 disappeared after breaking free of the wharf booms at HMAS Penguin during storm at night, found upside some months later in Hunter Bay with all deck structures gone, raised and brought alongside the wharf at Penguin, subsequently disposed.        
AM2401     Built for Australian Army 1945. Unknown 1964 operating on Moreton Bay, Qld. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM2402 V44 Melbourne, Vic   Built for Australian Army 1945, war ended prior to completion. 1946 listed for disposal as a hull without engine at Melbourne. 1946/08/09 reported had been handed over to new owners. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AM2403 V45 Melbourne, Vic   Built for Australian Army 1945, war ended prior to completion. 1946 listed for disposal as a hull without engine at Melbourne. 1946/08/09 reported had been handed over to new owners. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Names Builder Original engine 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
ex.AM####? Amy F. Lowry Wyatt     Built for Australian Army 1944 Ex. 40' army workboat based at Chowder Bay, Sydney. 1963 converted to tug, decked over & fitted with GM diesel, 1Dk C/Hw, four portlights in stbd coachhouse. 1963+ used for towing timber lighters on Sydney Harbour. 1.6t bollard pull. 1975 towed timber barges from Snails Bay to Homebush Bay. 1976 operating as tug on Sydney Harbour. c1980s leased, used for owner/operator pile driving and pontoon wharf construction business. 1988 offered to leasee on liquidation of assets of Harbour Lighterage. Unknown 2000s sank in Lane Cove River, raised and taken to Rozelle Bay, hull rotten and deteriorated, sank again, started to break up on being raised a second time, condemned and broken up.  
ex.???? ANARE launch (carried on LST3501)     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. 1947-48 participated in establishment of the Heard Island station, intention was that launch was to be left there for the use of scientists at the station, carried on deck of LST3501 (qv). 1947/11/17 LST3501 departed Melbourne for Heard Island. 1947/11/28 LST3501 departed Fremantle for Heard Island, took 14 ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) personnel and 12 months supplies, deck cargo broke loose during gale, mess decks flooded, disabled for an hour when main oil fuel pump stopped. 1947/12/12 LST3501 arrived at Heard Island, attempted landing using 2 LCVP's and the 40' Army workboat without success, LST3501 itself went on beach on three occasions, offloaded supplies & scientists, grounded on one occasion for 3 hours. LST3501 used Army DUKW's for landings on subsequent voyages.   Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Arundel General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Woodville, Adelaide, SA   Army workboat built for the Army, Navy or Airforce, built in 1942. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Owned by two brothers at Mannum before being bought by the owner of Mannum Slipway. Used as a pleasure launch at Mannum, SA
ex.???? Australis Brine, A.T. &Sons Ltd, Perth, WA 225bhp 6Cy. Gray 64HN9 marine diesel One of twelve wooden hulls taken over by the State Government of Western Australia at favourable prices and made available through the Department of Industrial Development to syndicates of fishermen, ex-servicemen given first option and given assistance through the department in fitting them out. 1946 converted to fishing vessel. Fitted with 2t ice-boxes for carrying fish. Fremantle No.1 of 1946. 1947/01/23 reported working in crayfishing out of Geraldton, catching crays between Geraldton and Abrolhos Islands. Unknown 1969/03/10 register closed, no longer required. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB400(?) AM400     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army and renumbered AWB400 after transfer to Royal Australian Navy. Possibly still with RAN. Transferred to Australian Army by 1960s. 1960s at Chowder Bay, Sydney. 1970s based at Woolwich, Sydney. 1978/11 deleted from service with Australian Army. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB401(?) AM401     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army and renumbered AWB401 after transfer to Royal Australian Navy. Possibly still with RAN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AM403     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army and renumbered AWB403 after transfer to Royal Australian Navy. 1957 & 1959 tender to Naval Depot HMAS Torrens at Port Adelaide. Unknown 1971 attached to naval base HMAS Encounter at Port Adelaide. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AWB404 Topaz AM404 AWB404 776 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic 225bhp 6Cy.4"-5" Gray 64HN9 marine diesel Built for Royal Australian Navy 1945. 1947 attached to Superintending Armament Stores Officer (SASO) at Sydney. 1947/05 to be slipped at Sayorana for painting and repairs at estimated cost of 95 labour and 25 material, engine overhaul allocated to Green Point at estimated cost 175. 1949/08 estimate for cleaning, painting and repairs at Cockatoo Dockyard 650. Unknown Transferred to Australian Army by 1960s. 1960s at Woolwich, Sydney, NSW. Transferred to RAN by 1971. 1971 as AWB404 assigned to Flag Officer Commanding East Australian Area (FOCEA) at Sydney. With name Topaz, one of three launches that ran to Spectacle Island Armament Depot in Sydney. 1987/12 in service at Spectacle Island. Wheelhouse modified while with RAN, raised though still coachhouse, stump mast on roof. One of three launches that ran to Spectacle Island in Sydney, the others being AWB404 Topaz & AWB416 Onyx. 1990s sold to ASC for use as a submarine tender, fitted with handrails inboard on foredeck to facilitate personnel transfers. Submarine tender with the Australian Submarine Corporation at Adelaide. Fitted with 175bhp GM Gray Marine 64HN9 diesel by 2007 (check of original). c2011 for sale on the web.
AWB405 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic   Built for Royal Australian Navy 1945. 1945/10/31 taken over by RAN from builders at NRDW Boatshed. 1947/08 attached to shore establishment HMAS Platypus at Sydney, required renewal of canvas awning & side screens. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB406 AM406     Built for Australian Army WW2. 1945/10/11 taken over from Army by RAN, renumbered AWB406. 1946/09/11 reported one of 5 workboats allocated to RAN at Fremantle. Possibly still with RAN. Unknown 1972 attached to the Army 36 Water Transport base in Perth. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AWB407 Snapperman General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic 225bhp 6Cy. Gray 64HN9 marine diesel Built for Royal Australian Navy 1944. 1944/07/24 allocated to Thursday Island. 1944/09/15 advised that first of the RAN boats built by GM-H would be ready for trials in 2 weeks. 1944/10/04 reported hull completed, engine installed and boat 98% completed. 1945/01/22 reported hull nos. 690, 691 and 692 shipped on ss Age (qv) [probably to New Guinea]. Unknown Unknown 1971 as AWB407 assigned to Naval base HMAS Penguin at Balmoral, Sydney. Certified by RAN to carry 39 pax in calm weather, 28 pax in rough weather. Probably sold in the 1970s. 1982 underwent major refit and converted to motor cruiser, hull refastened, new keel bolts, fitted with new motor, Gardner diesel, owner believed to have intended to use boat in a charter operation in NG that did not eventuate. 1mast @ 2, Cb+Hw+Ca, raked clipper bow. c1988 transferred from Sydney to Gold Coast. 1990 sold after owner's wife fell overboard during docking. 1990-1991 ashore over five months on the Gold Coast, gutted and refitted by Sokalich Shipwrights. 1991/05 relaunched. Usage included cruising in rough to very rough conditions along the east coast. 2009 moored at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast. Unknown
AWB408 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic 225bhp 6Cy. Gray 64HN9 marine diesel Built for Royal Australian Navy 1944. 1944/10/04 reported hull completed, engine fitted, tanks & piping to fit, 80% completed. 1944/10/06 lifted by crane into the river at Duke & Orr's Dry Dock, weight over weighbridge including 92 gallons of fuel oil was 9t 18cwt, lightweight 9.56t, drafts 1' 9" fwd, 4' 6" aft. 1944/12/20 to be handed over at Naval Reserve Depot Jetty, Williamstown, to be shipped to New Guinea. 1945/01/22 reported hull nos. 690, 691 and 692 shipped on ss Age (qv) [probably to New Guinea]. 1945/08 located at Whang Pu. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AWB409 AM409 Yambulla     Built for Royal Australian Navy 1944. 1944/10/04 reported hull completed, engine tanks & piping to install. 1944/11/29 handed over to NRDW at Melbourne. 1945/01/22 reported hull nos. 690, 691 and 692 shipped on ss Age (qv) [probably to New Guinea]. 1945/08 located at Madang. 1950/07/18 & 1950/10/24 docked. Unknown 1971 attached to Naval Officer-In-Charge (NOIC) Papua New Guinea. Transferred to Australian Army by 1972. 1972 attached to the Army 36 Water Transport base in Perth. 1981/08 laid up by Australian Army. 1984 at WA. 1985 acquired by West Australian Maritime Museum in exactly as built Army specification. 1985-97 used by the museum as a general workboat, diveboat & floating exhibit. 1997 retired from service as vessel due for major refit including refastening throughout, replanking under the WL, re-coppering and engine rebuild, placed on hardstand as a static exhibit. 2006 gifted to a joint project between a local council and TAFE as a boat building training project that subsequently stalled. Unknown
Names Builder Original engine 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
AWB411 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Mosman Park, Perth, WA] Motor 6Cy. Gardner 6LW diesel] [Built for Royal Australian Navy. 1944/07/17 laid down. 1945/05/10 launched. 1945/05/15 ran preliminary trials. 1945/05/21 completed. 1945/05/22 handed over by builders, weight 9t 18cwt, drafts: 1' 9" fwd, 4' 6" aft, to be despatched to shore establishment HMAS Leeuwin II (Check vessel built for navy was AWB411)]. 1946/09/11 reported one of 5 workboats allocated to RAN at Fremantle. Unknown Unknown 1971 as AWB411 assigned to Naval Officer Commanding (NOC) WA. n1979 assigned to shore base HMAS Leeuwin. Transferred to WA Education Dept prior to 1985. 1985 tied up at the old Leeuwin boatshed that was also tenanted by the WA Education Dept. Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB412     [Probably built for Australian Army WW2. Transferred to Royal Australian Navy by 1947 and had already been assigned AWB412. 1947/11 allocated to Flinders Naval Depot at Crib Point. Had been fitted with new motor by ship's staff, 175bhp(?) Gray 64HN9 marine diesel. Probably RAN Probably RAN 1971 as AWB412 assigned to Flag Officer Commanding East Australian Area (FOCEA) Superintending Naval Stores Officer (SNSO) at Sydney. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB413 AM413 WB413n     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Transferred to RAN by 1946 and assigned new number, became AWB413. 1946/09/11 reported one of 5 workboats allocated to RAN at Fremantle. Unknown Unknown 1971 allocated to Naval Officer Commanding (NOC) WA. Converted to a dive boat in while in WA, fitted with dive bottle racks and a step for divers to get off the transom, side benches in cockpit removed, fuel tanks moved to aft deck with step over it, fwd cabin gutted and fitted with toilet & shower and storage for divers, bow rail. Used in WA as a Safety Dive Boat painted red. 1979 attached to shore base HMAS Leeuwin, WA. 1980-1985 attached to shore base HMAS Leeuwin, WA. 1985 handed over to 5MD Army. 1990s trucked across from Western Australia to Sydney. Fitted with awning by 2002. 2002/02 participated in Sydney Wooden Boat Festival. 2002/07 moored at Simmons Point, Balmain. 2005/03 sighted operating in Middle Harbour. 2007/12/26 operating on Sydney Harbour. 2012 at a Marina near North Shore Gasworks site next to HMAS Waterhen.
ex.AM####? AWB415     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Transferred to RAN by 1946 and assigned new number, became AWB414. 1946/09/11 reported one of 5 workboats allocated to RAN at Fremantle. 1947/07 reported damaged in collision (probably at Fremantle), urgently required for service by ships in reserve, approximate cost 85. Probably RAN Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB416 Onyx     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Transferred to RAN by 1950 and assigned new number, became AWB416. 1950/03/21 attached to HMAS Platypus at Sydney, required new bow & quarter fenders. Unknown Fitted with short GRP cabin by 1971. 1971 allocated to Flag Officer Commanding East Australian Area (FOCEA) Chief Superintendent of Supply (Chief Superintendent of Supply) Superintending Armament Stores Officer (SASO) at Sydney.   One of three launches that ran to Spectacle Island in Sydney, the others being AWB404 Topaz & AWB420 Amethyst. 1990s withdrawn from service, cockpit temporarily decked over, loaded with 44 gallon drums for additional fuel tanks, sailed from Sydney to new owners at Vanuatu. Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB417 Harman Twizzie II Bangalley   90bhp 6Cy. Gardner 6LW diesel (by 2007) Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Transferred to the Royal Australian Navy prior to 1958, renumbered AWB417. 1958 & 1959 tender to the Naval W/T Stations Canberra, based at Sydney. Certified to carry 24 passengers in rough weather and 43 passengers in calm weather. 1960s allocated to Diving School at shore base HMAS Rushcutter. 1968 transferred to shore base HMAS Penguin when the Diving School moved there. 1971 allocated to Naval base HMAS Penguin at Balmoral, Sydney. 1980 (late) converted to pleasure launch by Ian Perdriau to drawings by Bill Bollard. Named by Coates Bangalley after Bangalley Head at Avalon.   2011/03 for sale at Sailor's Bay. 2011/03/22 purchased at Sailor's Bay, Sydney. 2012/03/18 made cruise to Palm Beach. 2012/04 moored at Sailor's Bay, Sydney.
ex.AM####? AWB418 Nirimba Albatross Percerverance 'Major Percerverance'     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Transferred to the Royal Australian Navy prior to 1957, renumbered AWB418. 1957 tender to the A 1958 & 1959 tender to the Naval W/T Stations Canberra, based at Sydney. Certified to carry 24 passengers in rough weather and 43 passengers in calm weather. 1958 replaced GPV961 at Nowra. 1958-1963 attached to the Royal Australian Naval Air Station at Nowra, based at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay. 1961 (Easter) took fishing party from Jervis Bay to the Sir John Young Banks located out to sea and North of Pt Perpendicular. 1967/11/22 towing flat top lighter carrying a Skyhawk jet alongside HMAS Melbourne. 1971 allocated to Naval base HMAS Creswell at Jervis Bay. 1975 sold Unknown 1997 refitted to motor cruiser, conversion by Ian Perdriau. 2000s cruised East coast of Australia. 2006/03 participated in Classic &Wooden Boat Festival at Darling Harbour. 2007/01/27 sighted operating on Pittwater. 2010/10/16 participated in Sydney Classic &Wooden Boat Festival at Darling Harbour. 2010/11/07 participated in the RMYC Newport Wooden Boat Festival. 2011/11/05 participated in the RMYC Newport Wooden Boat Festival.
ex.AM####? AWB419 Investigatior 419   120bhp 6Cy. Gardner diesel (by 2007) Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1956, renumbered AWB419. 1956 had been allocated to Spectacle Island Armament Depot at Sydney, on loan from Royal Edward Victualing Yard (REVY). 1956 returned. Unknown 1971 allocated to Flag Officer Commanding East Australian Area (FOCEA) Captain of the Port (C of P). Unknown 1995 restored &refitted, converted to motor cruiser. 2007/01/27 sighted entering Brisbane Water. 2008/02 for sale at Pittwater. Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB421     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Unknown Transferred to Royal Australian Navy by 1960s, renumbered AWB421. 1960s allocated to Diving School at shore base HMAS Rushcutter. 1968 transferred to shore base HMAS Penguin when the Diving School moved there. 1968-1970 based at Garden Island. 1971 allocated to Naval base HMAS Penguin at Balmoral, Sydney. Used for training Navy Divers. 1988 operating with RAN Unknown Fitted with 175bhp GM Gray Marine 64HN9 diesel by 2007 (check of original). 2007/12/26 operating on Sydney Harbour privately owned. Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB422 422     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Unknown Unknown Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1971, renumbered AWB423. 1971 allocated to Flag Officer Commanding East Australian Area (FOCEA) Chief Superintendent of Supply (CSS) Superintending Armament Stores Officer (SASO) at Sydney. 1971/04 workboat attached to Royal Edward Victualling Yard (REVY). 1986 attached to shore base HMAS Huon at Hobart. 1987 workboat for RAN. 1987 sold for private use. Unknown 2002/02 participated in Sydney Wooden Boat Festival. 2003/07 sighted on mooring at Drummoyne. 2005/08 sighted operating off Opera House. Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB423 Bay City 423     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Unknown Unknown Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1971, renumbered AWB423. 1971 allocated to Naval Officer-In-Charge Tasmania. Based at HMAS Huon near the Domain at Hobart. Based at HMAS Huon near the Domain at Hobart. 1987 workboat for RAN Based at HMAS Huon near the Domain at Hobart. Fitted with 175bhp GM Gray Marine 64HN9 diesel while with RAN. 1990s used for the Sea Cadets at Hobart. 2001 sold, transferred to Melbourne. Fitted with overhanging deck at stern for commercial passenger service. Renamed Bay City 423.For some time ran between Melbourne and Williamstown. 2007 operating as passenger ferry in Melbourne, licenced for 49 pax, operated from Southgate on the opposite side of the Yarra from Flinders Street Station. 2009/09 lying on mooring at Williamstown. 2012 on the hardstand at the Yacht Club at Williamstown, undergoing refit, to return to service as a passenger vessel on the Southgate to Williamstown run.
ex.AM####? AWB424 Penguin 422   175bhp GM Gray Marine 64HN9 diesel (by 2007) Mark 1 configuration. Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Transferred to Royal Australian Navy by 1950, renumbered AWB424. 1950/02 to be slipped &cleaned by A.& W.Engineering Co at Sydney at an estimated cost of 464. 1957 & 1959 tender to Naval Depot HMAS Penguin at Balmoral, Sydney. 1960/09/15 arrived at HMAS Rushcutter, carried WRAN, illustrated that bell-bottom pants introduced into uniform of WRANS. 1971 allocated to Flag Officer Commanding East Australian Area (FOCEA) Captain of the Port (C of P).     Fitted with 175bhp GM Gray Marine 64HN9 diesel prior to 2007 (check of original). 2007 operated by Defence Maritime Services for RAN under number 422 (note confusion with AM422). 2011/10 last operation by DMS before being laid up at Garden Island. 2013/02/15 sold by auction at Garden Island, lying at Sydney. 2013/03/19 sighted on hardstand under refit at Newport, NSW, engine removed after gearbox found to be seized from water entry, gearbox opened and under repair.
ex.AM####? AWB425     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army and probably renumbered AWB425 after transfer to Royal Australian Navy. Possibly still with RAN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB426 Bay City 426     Mark 1 configuration. Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Unknown Unknown Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1971, renumbered AWB426. 1971 allocated to Naval Officer-In-Charge (NOIC) at Naval base HMAS Lonsdale, Port Melbourne, Vic Probably one of the liberty boats on Port Phillip that was fitted with an extended coachhouse over the cockpit.   Renamed Bay City 426 prior to 2007. 2007 operating as passenger ferry in Melbourne, licenced for 49 pax. 2012/07 sighted laid up in deteriorating condition at Yarra Edge near the Bolte Bridge.
ex.AM####? AWB427     Mark 1 configuration. Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Unknown Unknown Transferred to Royal Australian Navy by 1960s, renumbered AWB427. 1960s allocated to Diving School at shore base HMAS Rushcutter. 1968 transferred to shore base HMAS Penguin when the Diving School moved there. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB428 Lonsdale     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Transferred to RAN by 1946 and assigned new number, became AWB428. 1946/09/09 as AWB428 surveyed by J.J.Savage &Sons at Williamstown. 1957 & 1959 tender to the Naval Depot HMAS Lonsdale, Port Melbourne. Unknown 1971 operating with Royal Australian Navy. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB429     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army and renumbered AWB429 after transfer to Royal Australian Navy. Possibly still with RAN Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB430 Kuttabul Little Toot General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic   Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1959, renumbered AWB430. 1959 tender to the Naval Depot, Garden Island, Sydney. Fitted with short GRP cabin and full height wheelhouse by 1968, three forward raked windows each side of aft coachouse. 1968 based at Garden Island. 1969 attached to Cockatoo Island Dockyard, 43 pax. 1970 attached to Cockatoo Island Dockyard, 43 pax. 1971 allocated to Flag Officer Commanding East Australian Area (FOCEA) Captain of the Port (C of P).     Privately owned motor launch by 2007, painted grey. 2009/03/13 operating on Sydney Harbour. 2012/01/26 participated in parade of working vessels during Australia Day celebrations at Darling Harbour.
ex.AM####? AWB431     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Unknown Unknown Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1971, renumbered AWB431. 1971 allocated to Naval Officer-in-Charge Queensland. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB432     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Unknown Unknown Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1971, renumbered AWB432. 1971 allocated to Naval Officer-in-Charge Queensland. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB434     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1947, renumbered AWB434. 1947/11 allocated to Flinders Naval Depot at Crib Point, being fitted with new motor, 175bhp(?) Gray 64HN9 marine diesel. had not yet been taken over from NOIC Port Melbourne. Unknown Unknown Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1971, renumbered AWB434. 1971 allocated to Naval base Cerberus at Crib Point on Hann's Inlet, Western Port Bay. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB436 DMS390 930 Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic 175bhp GM Gray Marine 64HN9 diesel (by 2007) Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Unknown Unknown Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1971, renumbered AWB436. 1971 allocated to Flag Officer Commanding East Australian Area (FOCEA) Captain of the Port (C of P).     Fitted with 175bhp GM Gray Marine 64HN9 diesel prior to 2007 (check of original). 2012 operated by Defence Maritime Services with the number 930, berthed at the Pound at Garden Island Sydney. 2012/11 towed from the boat pound at Garden Island to Spectacle Island, laid up alongside ammunition lighter 10014 (ex.CAL10014 qv) off the Island, launches 368 (ex.AWB4010), 0830 (ex.AWB4002) and 0428 (ex.AWB4008) (all dating from the 1960s) also laid up off Spectacle Island. 2013/02/15 sold by auction at Garden Island, lying at Sydney.
ex.AM####? AWB437     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1949, renumbered AWB437. 1947/10 allocated to NOIC Port Melbourne, being fitted with new motor, 175bhp(?) Gray 64HN9 marine diesel. 1949 attached to shore establishment HMAS Lonsdale. 1949/12/08 surveyed, docking defect list issued, estimated cost of slipping and work at HMA Naval Dockyard Williamstown 95 (labour 55, overhead 29, material 11). Unknown Unknown 1971 stationed in Victoria. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB438     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Unknown Unknown Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1971, renumbered AWB438. 1971 allocated to Naval Officer Commanding (NOC) WA. 1970s based at shore base HMAS Leeuwin. 1970s believed to have been wrecked in the vacinity of Fremantle        
ex.AM####? AWB439     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB440     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Unknown Unknown Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1971, renumbered AWB440. 1971 allocated to Naval base HMAS Penguin at Balmoral, Sydney.   Attached to Royal Edward Victualling Yards (REVY). Also used by DSTO in the 1990s for experimental work, fitted with a gantry on stern and winch. Attached to DSTO. Fitted with 175bhp GM Gray Marine 64HN9 diesel prior to 2007 (check of original). 2007 operated by Defence Maritime Services. 2000s undertook side scan radar survey of Sydney Harbour, identified wrecks. Used for DSTO research projects. 2012/06/25 berthed at GID Boat Pound.
ex.AM####? AWB441 Stanley Stan
Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic   Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Unknown Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1968, renumbered AWB441. 1968-1970 based at Garden Island. 1971 allocated to Naval base HMAS Penguin at Balmoral, Sydney.     Privately owned by 2006 under the name Stanley. 2006/03 participated at Classic &Wooden Boat Festival at Darling Harbour, Sydney. 2012 restored, operating at Sydney under name Stan.
ex.AM####? AWB442 442     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Transferred to Royal Australian Navy at some time before 1950, renumbered AWB442. 1950/09/15 struck submerged timber at Sydney, propeller shaft believed to have been bent. 1950/11 attached to HMAS Culgoa, application for repairs at Garden Island Dockyard estimated at 141. 1960s workboat for RAN operating on Sydney Harbour. c1960s attached to RAN Clearance Divers, fitted out for diving with bottle racks and fold-down diving platform on transom 1960s allocated to Diving School at shore base HMAS Rushcutter. 1968 transferred to shore base HMAS Penguin when the Diving School moved there. 1971 allocated to Naval base HMAS Penguin at Balmoral, Sydney. 1980-1984 workboat for RAN operating on Sydney Harbour. Capable of light towing & carrying up to 12t of cargo & personnel. Used as ammunition towboat. 1984-87 laid up at Garden Island. 1987 sold 1992-93 restored. 2002/02 participated in Sydney Wooden Boat festival. 2004/03 &2006/03 participated in Classic &Wooden Boat Festival at Darling Harbour. 2006/01/26 participated in Australia Day parade on Sydney Harbour. 2010/10/16 participated in Sydney Classic &Wooden Boat Festival at Darling Harbour.
ex.AM####? AWB443 Melville     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1959, renumbered AWB443. 1959 tender to the Naval Depot, Darwin. Unknown 1971 ssigned to Naval Officer Commanding the North Australia Area (NOCNA) at Darwin Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM####? AWB444 Nirimba Garnet 401 General Motors - Holden's Ltd   Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1958, renumbered AWB444. 1958(check) tender to apprentice training establishment, Quakers Hill, Sydney. 1958/07 allocated to Spectacle Island Armament Depot at Sydney. 1962/12 ceased attachment to Spectacle Island 1971 allocated to Flag Officer Commanding East Australian Area (FOCEA) Captain of the Port (C of P).   Management transferred to Defence Maritime Services (DMS). Renumbered 401.   2012 operating with the number 401 from the pound at Garden Island, Sydney.
ex.AM####? AWB446     Built WW2, probably built for Australian Army. Original value 4,500 of which 3,400 for hull and 1,100 for engine. Transferred to Royal Australian Navy prior to 1948, renumbered AWB446. 1948/09 to be slipped, cleaned, painted and repaired at Garden Island Dockyard, estimated cost 454 (274 labour, 180 material). 1950/02 towed by MWL255 from Seeadler Harbour to Lombrum Wharf, NG immediately prior to loss. 1950/02/05 lost in rough weather while being towed by DT933 from Lombrum Point to conduct salvage operations on a Motor Stores Lighter that had grounded on Kreiss Reef, loss attributed to an engine fault on the tug that prevented it from reducing speed below eight knots when the minimum speed should have been five knots.            
ex.???? Baleen LFBG14 Brine, A.T. &Sons Ltd 225bhp 6Cy. Gray 64HN9 marine diesel Probably built for the Royal Navy. One of twelve wooden hulls taken over by the State Government of Western Australia at favourable prices and made available through the Department of Industrial Development to syndicates of fishermen, ex-servicemen given first option and given assistance through the department in fitting them out. 1946 purchased by a company of Perth ex-servicemen, fitted for bay whaling operations, transferred from Fremantle to Albany, operated without success, found underpowered for role of bay whaling and towing whales into the whaling station. Sold to Fremantle Harbour Trust. 1946/09/14 departed Albany for Fremantle, arrived at Fremantle after a record run of 39 hours, had encountered a heavy storm at night but weathered it without getting into difficulties, raised fears after Cape Leeuwin light had failed to sight the vessel. Used at Fremantle as a harbour work &line boat at Fremantle. 1950/07/24 took police and reporter to search Carnac Island for missing yacht Playfield (qv), proved unsuccessful. 1953/09/17 while towing Western Rose (qv) with launch Valfrida (qv) from H-Shed, Victoria Quay to the new launch berth between the Fremantle Railway and traffic bridges, Western Rose sheered to port, crushed Valfrida against the pilings of the Southern arch of the Fremantle Railway Bridge.   1975 launch operating with Fremantle Port Authority. Sold. 1978 commenced operation as fishing charter vessel out of Kalbarri, WA. Rolled & sunk by a breaker off the Moore River, WA about 1979.        
ex.???? Bass     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Converted to motor cruiser by 2012. 2012 operating on the Gippsland Lakes, kept on the Mitchell River, Bairnsdale.
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Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic   Believed built for the Australian Army. Said to have been used by the Australian Army in Northern Australia and New Guinea. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown

Fitted with new motor by prior to 2013, 6Cy. 2Sa Detroit diesel. Converted to pleasure cruiser prior to 2013, 4 berths. 2013/12 for sale at Manly, Qld 70K, had recently undergone some restoration.

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Ben
    Possibly launch WB45336 (qv) built for the Royal Navy about 1945 (either Ben or Len) 1950-66 privately owned tug on Sydney Harbour, surveyed annually. Used for towing explosive barges from Bantry Bay to Rozelle Bay & Newington in years after WW2, also used to transport workers to & from the depot. Used as club launch for The Spit 16' Skiff Club, used as spectators, starters &rescue boat. Ran ashore on Balls Head while watching a skiff race, backed off and sailed on. Skipper known for taking short cuts through the reef on Grotto Point, tore off several sheet of copper sheathing. Used for towing skiffs ashore in the days before skiffs had buoyancy tanks, like a broody hen making sure all chicks will come home. 1958 used to manoeuvre punts during the building of the new Spit Bridge. 1960/08/22 number of passengers increased from 15 to 24. 1963/10/02 surveyed in NSW. 1966/02/01 sold to J.H.Lyons of Cammeray. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
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Champ
General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Sold and used for construction project. 1948/07 at Port Lincoln, SA. Operated at Adelaide. Converted to fishing vessel at some time. Operated at Port Pirie, then Coffin Bay, then Port Lincoln, then Tumbly Bay before returning to Adelaide. Unknown Unknown 1988 broken up, hulk scuttled 5 miles NE of Cowell, SA.      
ex.???? Circe   108-143bhp 8Cy. Chysler Royal RM8 marine petrol engine. Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. 1950s purchased for pleasure use by Jim Coate, converted to motor cruiser, wheelhouse extended, cabin fitted over cockpit to within 4' of stern, owner kept spare Chyrsler engine for parts. Pleasure cruiser on Gippsland Lakes. Pleasure cuiser on Gippsland Lakes 1982 fitted with aluminium flybridge, hydraulic steering, hot water system, gas fridge and a new motor, Ford Lehman diesel. Pleasure cruiser on Gippsland Lakes Pleasure cruiser on Gippsland Lakes 2012 operating on the Gippsland Lakes, owned by the same family for about 60 years.
ex.???? Coldstream Heritage Melbourne, Vic   Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Converted to fishing vessel by 1958. 1958 fishing vessel in NSW waters. 1958/12 unloaded fish at Eden Jetty. 1959/01 at Eden.   1970s engaged in scallop fishing. 1979-84 fully refitted in traditional style for passenger service, 49 pax. 1985/01 operating 1 hour cruises of Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers.   2007 operates cruises on Yarra River to Hobsons Bay & on Maribyrnong River upstream to tea gardens at Avondale Heights. 2009/09 decommissioned. 2012/07 laid up in deteriorating condition at Yarra Edge near the Bolte Bridge.
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Coral
    Probably built for Australian Army. Sold by 1946. 1946 operating at Larrakeyah, Darwin. 1947/12/19 reported sold. 1949/10/15 departed Darwin for a fishing trip to Indian Island in Dynoe Harbour (about 50 miles from Darwin) with 16 passengers & 2 crew, passengers were mostly workers employed at the workshops of the Dept of Works, motor broke down that day. 1949/10/16 failed to return, search organised, found by Wirraway at Indian Island two days later, Dept of Civil Aviation launch sent out to assist. 1949/10/18 towed into Darwin Harbour by Dept of Civil Aviation launch. 1950/06/23 took coffin containing body of famous Aboriginal dancer Mosick to Delissaville settlement for burial in the "dreaming place". Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
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Coral Queen
General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Vic? or SA? or WA?   Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Converted to fishing vessel. 1959 fishing vessel in Eden. 1959/08/20 in NSW. 1963/08/14 to be at Crookhaven Heads district. 1964/11/03 reported at Bermagui. 1965/04/01 reported operating from Greenwell Point, but not for profit or reward. 1969/01 repaired in Eden district. 1969/02/13 reported operating in Crookhaven Heads area. Unknown Fishing out of Greenwell Point, NSW Fishing out of Greenwell Point, NSW Fishing out of Greenwell Point, NSW Pleasure vessel at Greenwell Point
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Daniela
    Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Fitted with permanent awning aft of wheelhouse by 1979. 1979 operating as a commercial launch at Darwin. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
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Denby
    Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. 1948 owned by NSW Dept of Public Health, seeking certificate to carry passengers. 1948/08/30 seeking surveys. 1950s operating in conjunction with Morrisset Hospital. 1962/11 fitted with new motor. 1963 fitted with buoyancy to carry passengers. 1965/11/16 operating on Lake Macquarie. 1967/10/25 reported work completed, launch back at mooring at hospital. 1967/10 transferred from Lake Macquarie to the hospital at Hawkesbury River.   Fitted with permanent awning aft and fwd coachhouse raised and fitted with 4 windows per side. 1985 operating to Milson Island on the Hawkesbury River. 1990s acquired for pleasure use, fitted with large superstructure, subsequently sank. Sank at some time in Brisbane Water. 2013/05/29 hauled ashore at Koolewong & loaded onto a truck, disposed at the Woy Woy tip to be buried into land fill.
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Doreen
Vigilante
General Motors-Holden's Ltd, Vic? or SA? or WA?   Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Harbour Master's launch at Geelong, owned by Geelong Harbour Trust.   Fitted with new motor by 1987, 6Cy. Gardner 6LW diesel, 2UC gearbox. By 1987 located in Geelong. 1987 sold, trucked from Geelong to Nowra, then sailed to Greenwell Point, rebuilt as decked fishing vessel. Fishing out of Greenwell Point. Fishing out of Greenwell Point. 2006 permit for Eastern tuna & billfish fishery, fishing out of Greenwell Point, NSW. Fishing out of Greenwell Point.
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Susanna
General Motors-Holden's Ltd, Birkenhead, SA Kelvin diesel Probably built for the Royal Navy. Converted to motor fishing vessel operating out of Apollo Bay, Vic Fishing out of Port Lincoln, SA. 1965/01/15 sank at Memory Cove, SA, Milo Kolega drowned, salvaged &repaired by Kruger at Port Lincoln, SA. Fishing out of Yeppoon, WA. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.????                  Erlo     Probably built for Australian Army. Operated by Australian Government (Papuan & New Guinea Administration). 1947 operated by Australian Government (Papuan & New Guinea Administration), based at Esa'ala, used by the patrol officers. c1947 trailing trolling lines while on passage Goodenough Island to Esa'ala off Fergusson Island, patrol officer Gordon Steege fell overboard off the South Coast of Fergusson Island, rescued by Faiteli Moses, the teenage boat's crew who heroically dived in and rescued Steege by pulling him out of the path of the large fishhooks. [1949/10/01 reported station launch had gone to a village at the other end of the island to collect witnesses, hard to say when the boat would return. (check if this launch)] Unknown [1964/07/01 reported that the only method of communication with the Government Station of Esa'Ala on Normanby Island other than seaplane was by launch to the Milne Bay Government Headquarters on Samarai - (check if this launch)]. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex????? Fair Venture (LFB2034}   5Cy. Gardner 5LW diesel Probably built for the Royal Navy, not yet completed at War's end. 1946/09/19 an unfinished 40' Army workboat hull was to be auctioned at Melbourne, lying at Appleton Dock (possibly this vessel). Built as Army Workboat but not completed till 1952, fitted with Gardner diesel at that time. Registered in 1953, register describes vessel having been built in 1952 by J.J.Savage at Williamstown, 1950s fishing boat at Eden. Pole fishing for tuna in 1950s. 1954/06 left Lady Elliot Island. 1954/07/13 reported arrived at Townsville with over 3.5t of fish caught by 8 crew members after less than one month's fishing in waters from Sydney to Townsville, almost 3t of catch was tuna. 1954/07/15 to depart Townsville to investigate fishing grounds between Townsville &Cairns. 1954/07/27 reported had arrived at Townsville, waters north of Townsville proved to be disappointing for catching tuna, vessel had carried a CSIRO Division of Fisheries official on the four weeks survey. 1959 fishing in NSW waters. 1959/01/21 surveyed in NSW. 1959/05/21 surveyed. 1960/08/08 surveyed in NSW. 1960/11 left Crookhaven Heads to area unspecified. 1965/08/06 at Bermagui.1966/10/10 in Narooma district.   1984 at Geelong. 1994 owned by Australian Broadcasting Commission. 1996 at Hastings, Vic Unknown 2012/05 reported at a shipwright's yard at Gippsland Lakes awaiting restoration.
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Faith
    Probably built for Australian Army. 1950s operating to mission at Roper River. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Fitzroy Melbourne, Vic   Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown 1965/03/29 40' workboat for Cockatoo Docks & Engineering Co Pty Ltd, to replace old launch Fitzroy (qv). 1966/09 issued with certificate. 1969 attended movement of ferry Lady Cutler (qv). Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Flinders     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Attached to the Lighthouse Division of the Victorian Ports and Harbours, based at Queenscliff, Vic. 1986/10/01 Ports & Harbours ceased operation. 1986 sold and transferred to Gippsland Lakes, Vic. Unknown Unknown Converted to motor cruiser by 2012. 2012 operating on the Gippsland Lakes.
ex.???? Garua     Probably built for Australian Army Transferred to PNG Administration by 1950s, fitted with new motor 3Cy. Lister diesel. Named for Garua Island off New Guinea. 1959 District Officer's workboat based at Pomio station, New Britain Island, NG, coastal area stretched from southern side of Wide Bay in New Britain to Montague Harbour about half way to Kandrian, seas got very rough at time, launch was taken to Rabaul for service, away for a few weeks at a time. Still operating as District Officer's launch at Pomio at least up till 1963. c1960 stranded on reef, refloated next day. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Gellibrand     Believed Army Workboat built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Converted to passenger vessel by 2007, large overhanging extension on stern. 30 pax by 2007. Operating cruises on Yarra River.  
ex.???? Hawk Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic 225bh Gray 64HN9 marine diesel Army workboat, probably built for the Royal Navy in 1945, not handed over by War's end.1947/05/21 purchased at auction at Gem Pier, Williamstown for 1725. Rebuilt with flush deck and a cabin aft and fitted with new motor after 1947, Rustin diesel. Used tby PPSP in Hobson's Bay and the River Entrance taking off or embarking pilots at the Melbourne anchorage, and for River pilots at the River entrance. 1958 disposed by PPSP when replaced by launch Erland Thorsen, sold and converted to fishing boat with a wet well. Used for abalone and cray fishing. Probably came to Lakes Entrance during this time 1980s used for scalloping, cray fishing and shark fishing out of Lakes Entrance, Vic 1990/02 sold and taken to Hobart, converted to pleasure craft. Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Hazel     Probably built for Australian Army Unknown Operated by Australian Government (Papuan & New Guinea Administration). Based at Sohano prior to 1966. 1966-1971 based at Bougainville. Based at Bougainville. 1971-1974 based at Kieta. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Hydra 57304 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic   Built for Australian Army in 1945. Apparently operated by Royal Australian Navy Apparently operated at some time by Royal Australian Navy   1974-1976 underwent major refit at Williamstown, profile significantly altered, deck replaced, cabin altered.   Used as a lines launch at Melbourne, date unknown.   2012 commercial vessel at Melbourne. Transferred to Sydney by 2013/03. 2013/08 for sale lying at Gladesville, Sydney, NSW
Names Builder Original engine 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
ex.???? Ibis General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic   Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Rebuilt at some stage with large foredeck, wheelhouse just aft of midships and mast with derrick abaft wheelhouse, shallow cockpit aft, alterations possibly designed by Jock Muir. Used by the Channel Authority, nd, also may have been used as a pilot boat on Port Phillip. 1951-1955 used from time to time to pick up waterside workers at Station Pier and transport them to either the Powder Ground or to the Powder Wharf at Altona. Operated around the Port of Melbourne, and later ran out of Queenscliff. 1976 passenger vessel operating under name Iris on Port Phillip, 50 pax (is this the same vessel?) Unknown Unknown Unknown Fitted with new motor prior to 2012, 180bhp Detroit GM 671 diesel, 10 knots, 15L/hr @ 1300rpm giving 8 knots. Converted to motor cruiser prior to 2012. 2012/05 for sale at Geelong $98,000.
ex.???? Isis     Probably built for Australian Army Unknown Operated by Australian Government (Papuan & New Guinea Administration). Based at Sohano prior to 1966. 1966-1971 based at Bougainville. Based at Bougainville. 1971-1974 based at Kieta. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.RAAF ????         J.E.Jenkins              PWD202     Built WW2 probably for Royal Australian Air Force. Unknown Owned by Public Works Dept of NSW. Named for former PWD engineer and Secretary.  Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 2010 privately owned, in good conditiion, moored at the Newcastle Fisherman's Co-op at Wickham, undergoing long-term refit, moved on when they put up the rates.
ex.???? Lady Ethel     Possibly Army Workboat built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Moored at Pittwater, NSW Unknown
ex.???? Len Bathurst     Possibly launch WB45336 (qv) built for the Royal Navy about 1945 (either Ben or Len) 1951-67 commercial tug and launch on Sydney Harbour, surveyed annually. Used for towing explosive barges from Bantry Bay to Rozelle Bay & Newington in years after WW2, also used to transport workers to & from the depot. 1966/09/05 sold to Stannards. 1968/05 certificate altered to operate in Botany Bay. 1971/01 repaired. 1971/07/23 grounded. 1975 line boat on Sydney Harbour. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Lyons     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. 1950 owned by Australian Whaling Commission, attached to the whaling station at Babbage Island near Carnarvon, WA. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.AM???? Mala     Built WW2, probably for the Australian Army. Fitted with diesel motor by 1956, possibly Rolls Royce. 1956 the May River Patrol Post was established after an incident of cannibalism at May River where 29 of the Yellow River tribe had been killed and eaten. 1956/09/01 Mala arrived at camp on Yellow River carrying Assistant District Officer from Ambunti, picked up ADO Lumi and Patrol Officer, spent a number of days investigating what had happened in the massacre, transported party back to Ambunti about 480 km away, then returned ADO Lumi and Patrol Officer to Yellow River camp. 1956/09 took Patrol that included 12 native police for three day trip from Ambunti up the Sepik to the May River, Patrol took a month to capture participants, Mala made several trips from Ambunti to pick them up, patrol lasted 93 days. Fitted with awning above wheelhouse by 1957. 1957 operating from Ambunti on the Sepik River, PNG for use by the Assistant District Officer. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Marauder     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Converted to fishing vessel by 1950s. 1950s-70scaught a fortune in salmon around Eden. 1955(?) proceeding to The Pinnacles to engage in salmon fishing in company with Pelamis (ex.Pisces qv), Pelamis almost lost after grounding. 1959 fishing vessel in NSW waters, operating in Eden district. 1960s tied at the Cannery Wharf at Eden. 1962 with Richard Allen (qv) & Invader (qv) went from Eden to Triabunna to fish for large salmon schools. 1974 salmon fishing out of Eden. 1986 with Fearnot (qv) involved in incident with another boat that was purse seining salmon just north of Merimbula. Rebuilt by Maurie Lynch at Eden after 1980s, observed that laminated knees, breast hook, stem, etc were de-laminating Converted to pleasure cruiser by 2007. 2007/09 for sale at Mallacoota, Vic. 2008/04 reported to be pleasure boat at Lakes Entrance. 2012 motor cruiser on Gippsland Lakes.
ex.???? Marrillee     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 2013/06 berthed at Pier 35 in Melbourne.
ex.???? Mavis General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic 225bh Gray 64HN9 marine diesel Army workboat, probably built for the Royal Navy in 1945, not handed over by War's end.1947/05/21 purchased at auction at Gem Pier, Williamstown for 1725. Rebuilt with flush deck and a cabin aft and fitted with new motor after 1947, Ruston diesel. Used tby PPSP in Hobson's Bay and the River Entrance taking off or embarking pilots at the Melbourne anchorage, and for River pilots at the River entrance. 1957/12/18 sold to Geelong Harbour Trust. Lines launch at Geelong. Lines launch at Geelong, re-engined twice. Lines launch at Geelong. 1978 purchased by Howard Smiths and used as a lines boat. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Merinda     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Fitted with coachhouse aft of wheelhouse by 1988. 1988 pleasure vessel at Woy Woy. Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Miss Maroochy     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Sold privately and operated as a passenger vessel. 1950s carrying tourists on the Maroochy River, could only be used at high tide, one of a fleet owned by the Evans family. 1950s ran day cruise picking up passengers from Cotton Tree and taking them to Dunethin Rock. Moored at the wharf outside the Customs House, Brisbane while owned by Choosely. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Murray     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 2012 used by SeaMec as a training boat in Lakes Entrance.
ex.???? Nancy Lee     Probably built for Australian Army 1950 operated by Australian Government (Papuan & New Guinea Administration). 1950 based at Kairuku, the Government station of Yule Island, about 100 miles W of Port Moresby. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Navigator     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Converted to fishing vessel possibly in 1950s. Unknown Unknown Probably operating in as charter fishing vessel out of Patonga, Broken Bay, NSW. Unknown Lying on moorings at Mackerel Beach in deteriorating condition. c2012 beached after taking on water. Refloated. 2012/11 sighted moored at Mackerel Beach, to be restored.
ex.???? Ne-Cede     Built 1945 probably for Royal Navy. One of twelve wooden hulls taken over by the State Government of Western Australia at favourable prices and made available through the Department of Industrial Development to syndicates of fishermen, ex-servicemen given first option and given assistance through the department in fitting them out. 1946 converted to cray fishing vessel, fitted with 2t ice-box for other fish. Fremantle No.3 of 1946. Owners were a group of ex-servicement. 1947/01/23 reported working in crayfishing out of Geraldton, catching crays between Geraldton and Abrolhos Islands. 1947/05/21 departed Pigeon Island in the Wallaby Group of the Abrolhos Islands for Geraldton. 1947/05/22 fears as to safety when boat failed to return to Geraldton, arrived with 140 bags of crayfish each weighing approximately 80lbs. 1947/05/23 arrived safely in harbour. Unknown 1969/02/21 register closed, no longer required. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? No.3 MB Selena Pride     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN.       1980s as Launch No.3 used as a dredge tender by Port of Melbourne Authority, based at Williamstown. Did crew changes for dredges. c1990s sold, new owner commenced conversion to recreational vessel. 1998 purchased as an unfinished project, converted to motor cruiser named Selena 2000s cruised to Hobart and Bass Strait numerous times. 2010/07 at Paynesville 120K. 2010 made a cruise to Sydney. 2012 operating on Gippsland Lakes.
ex.???? No.12     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Workboat with Port of Melbourne, rebuilt with flush deck with towing hook. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? No.34 MB Gull     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Workboat with Port of Melbourne, rebuilt with flush deck with towing hook. 1980 transferred to Ports & Harbours, rebuilt by shipwrights. 1993 converted to motor cruiser by two shipwrights at Paynesville, renamed Gull Unknown 2010 for sale at Paynesville. 2012 operating on the Gippsland Lakes.
ex.???? No.35 MB     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN.     Harbour Master's launch for the Port of Melbourne Authority. Used for navigation light servicing. 1980s operated by the Port of Melbourne Authority, painted blue, was the Melbourne Ports electrical maintenance boat. Unknown Unknown 2012 reported in a back yard in the Gippsland Lakes area in need of repair.
ex.???? Onearm     Possibly workboat built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Converted to motor yacht by 2003, fitted with house aft. 2003/08 sighted at Newcastle. Unknown
ex.AM???? Onyx     Built WW2, probably for the Australian Army. Fitted with diesel motor by 1957, possibly a Lister diesel. 1957 operating from Ambunti on the Sepik River, PNG for use by the Assistant District Officer, there were two boats: Mala (qv) and Onyx but generally one was away for maintenance. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Paterson     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Converted to motor cruiser by 2012. 2012 operating on the Gippsland Lakes.
ex.???? Pearl     Probably built for Australian Army Operated by Australian Government (Papuan & New Guinea Administration). Based at at Losuia in the Trobriands, PNG (midway between New Britain and the Eastern tip of the mainland). 1957 transferred to operate as workboat with PNG Dept of Transport, spent most of time with Government at Milne Bay, also served in Central and Western Provinces. Workboat with PNG Dept of Transport, spent most of time with Government at Milne Bay, also served in Central and Western Provinces. Workboat with PNG Dept of Transport, spent most of time with Government at Milne Bay, also served in Central and Western Provinces. c1985 sold to private owner. Operated as private launch Pleasure launch at Port Moresby. 1997 sold, kept at Port Moresby. Pleasure launch. 2003 transferred to Cairns & berthed at Cairns. Fitted with steadying sail, aft coachhouse over cockpit and tall funnel by 2013. 2013/05 pleasure launch berthed at Cairns.
ex.???? Peta Dee Ford Manufacturing Co, Geelong, Vic             Altered for commercial service nd, fitted with open flybridge. c1990s ran fishing charters out of Sandringham, Vic. Fitted with 6Cy. GM 671 diesel by 1990s. Went aground near the mouth of the Marybrnong River while carrying 20 passengers, date unknown, recovered but operator in trouble because of deficiency of safety equipment. 2010-2013 on hardstand at Yaringa Marina, Summmerville, Hastings. 2013 owner intends to transport vessel to property at Seville for restoration and conversion into a motor cruiser.
ex.???? Petrel General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic 225bh Gray 64HN9 marine diesel Army workboat, probably built for the Royal Navy in 1945, not handed over by War's end.1947/05/21 purchased by Port Phillip Sea Pilots at auction at Gem Pier, Williamstown for 1725. Rebuilt with flush deck and a cabin aft and fitted with new motor after 1947, Rustin diesel. Used tby PPSP in Hobson's Bay and the River Entrance taking off or embarking pilots at the Melbourne anchorage, and for River pilots at the River entrance. Used tby PPSP in Hobson's Bay and the River Entrance taking off or embarking pilots at the Melbourne anchorage, and for River pilots at the River entrance. 1970 sold and thought to have been converted into a fishing boat. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Plover General Motors - Holden's Ltd, probably in Victoria   Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Operated with the Port of Melbourne Authority   2003 engine reconditioned. Converted to charter vessel prior to 2008, Wheelhouse on deck, bulwark over fwd half length, 38 pax, operating on Gippsland Lakes. 2008/09 for sale at Paynesville. 2010 commenced operating at Mornington. 2012 operating charter fishing trips on Port Phillip Bay out of Mornington. Berthed in Mornington Harbour.
ex.???? Privateer     Possibly workboat built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 2010/02/20 sighted berthed at Victoria Harbour, Melbourne.
RAAF 017-29     Built during WW2 for Royal Australian Air Force. 1945/05/27 at West Bay, NT. 1945/12/24 advertised for sale by tender at Darwin. 1946/07/19 tenders sought for purchase, afloat at East Arm, Darwin. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
RAAF 017-30     Built during WW2 for Royal Australian Air Force. 1945/12/24 advertised for sale by tender at Darwin. 1946/07/19 tenders sought for purchase, afloat at East Arm, Darwin. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
RAAF 017-32 V85 Melbourne, Vic   Built for Australian Army. Obtained by RAAF from the Dept of Army. 1945/12 surplus to requirements, located at 2TGO c/o NOIC Port Melbourne. 1946/01/24 valued by J.J.Savage &Sons at 2,200, hull, deck & fittings in excellent condition, engine in excellent condition, boat had seen very little service. 1946/03 loaned to Port Philip Sea Pilot Service to stand in for pilot boat that was permanently unservicable from 03/12, chartered at a cost of 7 per week. 1946/03/12-1947/03/12 insured for use by the PPSP in Hobson's Bay and River Yarra. 1946/09/28 returned by PPSP to RAN. 1947/05/21 offered for auction, reserve 1650, passed in at 900. 1947/06/23 for sale for 1500 at Melbourne. 1947/10/21 sold by auction at the Naval Pier, Williamstown 1475. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
RAAF 017-33 Melbourne, Vic   Possibly workboat built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Attached to RAAF. 1946/04/22 one of the surplus small craft offered for sale by tender at Darwin, one tender received. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.????? Redfin     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 1990s operating fishing charters from Bateman's Bay, NSW, slipped from time to time at Ulladulla. Unknown Converted to motor cruiser by 2012. 2012 operating on the Gippsland Lakes.
ex.AM####? Rippleside     Built WW2 for the Australian Army. Unknown Unknown Unknown 1980s (late) converted to pleasure launch by Ian Perdriau to drawings by Bill Bollard. Used as starter's boat for Sydney Flying Squadron with additional tall mast and cross-yard at stern. 2004/12 sighted on mooring in Vaucluse Bay, Sydney. 2005/06 sighted acting as starter's boat for Sydney Flying Squadron race.2009/11/09 moored at Sydney. Provided to Sydney Flying Squadron as a towboat and rescue boat at no cost to the club.
ex.???? Sea Witch     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown 1976 tug at Brisbane owned by Queensland Dept of Harbours &Marine Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Shannon     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Fitted with new wheelhouse and coachhouse, date unknown Unknown Registered with Royal Freshwater Bay YC. 2013/08 lying on hardstand in Fremantle.
ex.???? Silver Cloud General Motors - Holden's Ltd, BIrkenhead, Adelaide, SA   Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Converted to fishing boat by 1970s. Operated out of Adelaide, then Port Victoria. 1974 operated by Aboriginal Lands Trust. 1974/06/29 lost 400 yards off Port Victoria, SA (&apparently recovered). Operated out of Adelaide, then Warrnambool, then Port Fairy, then Adelaide. 1996/01 at Port Adelaide, SA. Transferred to Sydney, lay idle at Drummoyne for a period of time before undergoing major refit and comversion to motor cruiser by new owner. 2012 operational at Sydney.
ex.???? Springbok General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. 1950 operating out of Kingscote carrying passengers. Later operated out of Port Lincoln, possibly as fishing vessel. 1951/11/19 stranded at Port Lincoln during storm when four 3" mooring lines parted. 1951/11/20 attempt to refloat failed, another attempt to be made in 10 days at the next spring tide. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Suda-Bay A.T.Brine &Sons Ltd, Perth, WA 225bh Gray 64HN9 marine diesel Built 1945 probably for Royal Navy. One of twelve wooden hulls taken over by the State Government of Western Australia at favourable prices and made available through the Department of Industrial Development to syndicates of fishermen, ex-servicemen given first option and given assistance through the department in fitting them out. 1945 converted into fishing vessel. Fremantle No.2 of 1946. 1946/01/26 reported to depart Fremantle for the Abrolhos Islands to commence running crayfish to Geraldton. 1947/01/23 operating between Geraldton & Abrolhos transporting crayfish and also catering for the increasing tourist trade. 1947/05/22 cray fishing at Pigeon Island, returned to Geraldton. Unknown c1965 crayfishing in Abrohlos Islands. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Tambo     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown 1970s based at Lakes Entrance depot of Ports & Harbours Victoria, in original configuration but with a 6Cy. Gardner diesel engine. 1980 given a major refit by Ports & Harbours at Williamstown, fully decked over, fitted with new wheelhouse and engine, 6Cy. Detroit 6-71 diesel. Used by Ports & Harbours around Port Phillip Bay, based at Sandringham. 1990s work boat on Gippsland Lakes, owned by Gippsland Ports. c2000 sold at auction, converted to motor cruiser. 2012 operating on the Gippsland Lakes.
ex.???? The Chad Lady Jess     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Converted to motor cruiser by Hugh Morris, nd. Unknown Unknown Unknown 2010/10 sold in Queensland
ex.???? Tiki     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF. Edwards bought the boat with profits from selling war disposal equipment, had a fishing license and a few regular contracts. 1950/12/17 reported carring buffalo shooters.1951/10/18 arrived at Wyndham from Darwin. 1952/02/05 anchored at Misool in Dutch New Guinea, inspected by Netherlands Military personnel and told to return to Darwin immediately. 1952/02/09-02/14 Misool-Darwin, escorted part of the way by a corvette. 1952/03/21 reported had not been carrying arms but had intended to make conact with leaders of the South Moluccan Republican Movement on Ceram to provide them with certain radio equipment and obtain first-hand information of the activities of the movement on the island, an attempt to interfere on Indonesian territory, owner to be charged with customs and quarantine offences. 1954 described as a cargo barge owned by Haritos Bros who were pearlers and store keepers of Darwin. 1954/06/02 lost on pssge Milingimbi for Darwin, broke up within a few minuts 45 miles E of Goulburn Island Mission, crew of 4 reached safety at Goulburn Island after 4 days in 9' dinghy            
ex.???? Tropic Isle     Army workboat built for the Army, Navy or Airforce, built WW2. 1947-1953 as Tropic Isle, operating cruises on Darwin Harbour. 1947/03/07 advertised leaves Doctor's Gully every Sunday for a deluxe picnic and harbour cruise, swimming and fishing, lunch and afternoon tea served. 1953/03/19 advertised to leave DCA wharf at Darwin every Sunday (during season?) for a harbour cruise including lunch and afternoon tea at Mandorah.            
V46 Melbourne, Vic   Built 1945 for the armed services (possibly for the Royal Navy), war ended prior to completion. 1946/04/23 listed for disposal as a hull without engine at Melbourne, valued at 1100 by J.J.Savage &Sons. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
V47 Melbourne, Vic   Built 1945 for the armed services (possibly for the Royal Navy), war ended prior to completion. 1946/04/23 listed for disposal as a hull without engine at Melbourne, valued at 1100 by J.J.Savage &Sons. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
V55 Mark 2 type. General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic 125bhp 8Cy. Chrysler Marine Type R petrol Built 1945 for the armed services (possibly for the Royal Navy), war ended prior to being placed in service, disposed by the Dept of Navy as launch V55 (possibly boat 55 built by GM-H Victoria). 1946/09/02 for sale at Melbourne. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
V56 Mark 2 type. General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic (check) 125bhp 8Cy. Chrysler Marine Type R petrol Built 1945 for the armed services (possibly for the Royal Navy), war ended prior to being placed in service, disposed by the Dept of Navy as launch V56 (possibly boat 56 built by GM-H Victoria). 1946/09/02 for sale at Melbourne. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
V67 Workboat_11 Burnley Mark 2 type. General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic 125bhp 8Cy. Chrysler Marine Type R petrol Built 1945 for the armed services (possibly for the Royal Navy), war ended prior to being placed in service, disposed by the Dept of Navy as launch V67 (possibly boat 67 built by GM-H Victoria). 1946/03/15 Melbourne &Metropolitan Board of Works sought to replaceme dredging fleet that it handed over to the Defence Authorities during the war. 1946/08/14 workboats advertised for quick sale at Williamstown and Port Adelaide. 1946/08 MMBW offered to purchase launch V59 (qv) that had been inspected beforehand. 1946/09/02 Dept of Navy advised that V59 plus V60 and V61 were to be auctioned and would not be available, but other vessels were available. 1946/09/05 MMBW offered to purchase V67 instead for 2250. 1946/09/11 Dept of Navy accepted offer to purchase. 1946/09/19 taken over by new owners. 1946/09/23 sailed under own power to Burnley depot. Used by Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works to tow hoppers &barges down the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers. Used by Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works to tow hoppers &barges down the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers. 1966 fitted with new motor, 120bhp 6Cy. Ford Lees red Marine diesel supplied &installed by Luxford Engineering (Sales) Pty Ltd of Springvale, Vic. Used by Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works to tow hoppers &barges down the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers. Used by Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works to tow hoppers &barges down the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers. 1989 fitted with new motor, 120bhp 6Cy. Ford Lees model 2725E blue diesel, 3:1 capital gearbox. 1991-1996 used by Melbourne Water for dredging operations on the Yarra River. c1996 vessel upgraded, cabin added aft. 1996-1998 use as inspection vessel for Yarra River. Used by Parks Victoria as support vessel for corporate, river event and river inspection. 2006 fitted with new motor, 210bhp@2,500rpm Cummins 6BTA diesel, Borg Warner 3:1 gearbox. Certified to carry 20 pax & 2 crew on Port Phillip (inside the Heads), and 25 pax & 2 crew on the Maribyrnong and Yarra Rivers. 2009/07 underwent refurbishment work. 2010 based at Williamstown, used as an operating work base for personnel during special river events such as Moomba and for official tours. 2010/02/20 participated in Melbourne Wooden Boat Festival at Victoria Harbour, Melbourne.
V70 Melbourne, Vic 114bhp V8Cy. Cadillac 3FV8 petrol Built 1945 for the armed services (possibly for the Royal Navy), war ended prior to being placed in service, disposed by the Dept of Navy as launch V70 (possibly boat 56 built by GM-H Victoria). 1946/09/02 for sale at Melbourne. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Warramango?     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Converted to motor cruiser by 2012. 2012 operating on the Gippsland Lakes.
ex.???? Warrego General Motors - Holden's Ltd (believed to have been)   Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Found by Peter Bird in a paddock and given major rebuild, converted into motor cruiser. Fitted with new motor at some time, 120bhp Perkins diesel. Motor cruiser. 2008/04 for sale at Sorrento 2012 operating as motor cruiser on Gippsland Lakes, Vic.
WB45336 A1 Ben or Len (check)   114bhp V8Cy. Cadillac 3FV8 petrol Built 1945 for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 listed on schedule of craft at Blackwattle Bay, Sydney declared surplus. 1946/07/11 returned to disposals pool. 1946/10/08 surveyed at Blackwattle Bay, badly weathered, plank ends at the tuck badly chafed, canvas awning torn & holed, topside planking chafed in places, gear box in need of repair, valued at 750, written application to purchase by priority buyer H.D.Lyons of The Spit. 1946/11/06 sold to H.D.Lyons. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45337 A2   114bhp V8Cy. Cadillac 3FV8 petrol Built 1945 for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 listed on schedule of craft at Blackwattle Bay, Sydney declared surplus. 1946/05/24 surveyed for valuation at Cam's Wharf, Blackwattle Bay, valued at 390. 1946/07/27 lying at Cam's Wharf, Sydney, request by A.J.Bockerman to purchase, sponsored by Dept of Fisheries. 1946/08/31 surveyed at Cam's Wharf, hull in good condition, engine only fair order and certain parts missing, vessel had seen very little use, engine of little value, total valued at 750. 1946/10/15 delivered to purchaser A.J.Bockerman of Sydney after payment of 750. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45338 A3   114bhp V8Cy. Cadillac 3FV8 petrol Built 1945 for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 listed on schedule of craft at Blackwattle Bay, Sydney declared surplus. 1946/05/24 surveyed for valuation at Cam's Wharf, Blackwattle Bay, hull in fairly good condtion with exception of specified items, valued at 375. 1946/10/08 surveyed afloat at Blackwattle Bay, stem band broken and stem badly chafted for 9" about 2' 6" below stem head, outside lamination of belting piece badly warn, 3 ply box over engine lifting, one cabin window missing, topsides chafed in places, engine rusted, awning missing, valued at 570. 1946/11/13 delivered to new owner, H.A.Fuller of Sydney. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45339 A4 Chieftain?   114bhp V8Cy. Cadillac 3FV8 petrol Built 1945 for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 listed on schedule of craft at Blackwattle Bay, Sydney declared surplus. 1946/04/26 offer to purchase for 550, priority sale to ex-serviceman sponsored by Dept of Fisheries, his previous boat had been smashed in the recent storms, seeking to replace preferably with a boat without engine. 1946/05/23 surveyed for valuation at Cam's Wharf, Blackwattle Bay, hull in fair condition, awning spars, sponsons, wheelhouse in bad state of repair, many parts missing from engine, valued at 550. 1946/06/03 purchased for 550 by John Wilton Macnamara of the Entrance.. Believed to have been Macnamara's vessel Chieftain that in1950/03 was previously a fishing vessel that was to be used for towing Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45340 A5 Codock II   Motor 114bhp V8Cy. Cadillac petrol Built for the Royal Navy in 1943(check). 1946/03 listed on schedule of craft at Blackwattle Bay, Sydney declared surplus. 1946/05/30 surveyed for valuation at Cam's Wharf, Blackwattle Bay, in fairly good condition with the exception of specified items, valued at 340. 1946/10/08 surveyed afloat at Blackwattle Bay, stem badly chafted, stem band broken, sheer strake badly gashed and second and third strake on stbd side badly cut (apparently the result of a collision), starboard belting broken at tuck and plank ends badly chafed, awning rotted and skylight glass broken, one window in house broken, combing of the cabin opening up & badly weathered, valued at 590, written application to purchase by priority buyer Cockatoo Docks &Engineering Co. 1946/11/13 delivered to owners. 1947 modified by Cockatoo D&E Co Ltd, coachhouse aft, wheelhouse raised. 1950 certified to carry 50 persons. Carried employees from Cockatoo Island to and from ships around Sydney Harbour. Executive runabout for Cockatoo Island. Ran mainly between Circular Quay and Cockatoo Island. 1955/12/21 on slip for inspection. Cockatoo Island launch Cockatoo Island launch Cockatoo Island launch Operational till Dockyard closed down c1991, purchased by Doyles at auction, modified for intended service carrying patrons between Circular Quay & Watson's Bay, saw little use. 1995 operated by Moonlight Charters carrying on trips of Sydney Harbour &to the Harbour Islands. 2002/02 participated in Sydney Wooden Boat Festival. 2006/01/26 sighted operating at Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney. 2006/11 commenced service on Brisbane Water at Putt-Putt regatta. 2006 placed in ferry service linking Woy Woy, Hardys Bay & Ettalong, known to locals as the 'Cockatoo Ferry'. 2006/11 sighted operating at Brisbane Waters. 2007 to be progressively restored by Conway Marine over the next few years. Fitted with new motor by 2007, Gardner diesel. 2009/11/01 participated in Davistown Putt-Putt regatta. 2012 operational.
WB45341     Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 listed on schedule of craft at Blackwattle Bay, Sydney declared surplus. 1946/04/26 reported priority sale to ex-serviceman sponsored by Dept of Fisheries, survey at Cam's Wharf indicated vessel in very bad condition, cabin practically destroyed, stem wants attention, making water, practically a wreck and should be disposed at earliest possible convenience, no engine, would require stripping and rebuilding on a slip, approximate value 185. 1946/05/08 sold for 200. 1946/05/15 delivered to purchaser J.Hoskins of Tom Ugley's Point. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45345     Built for the Royal Navy. 1947/04/09 taken over for disposal. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45346     Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Blackwattle Bay, Sydney. 1946/04/26 priority sale to ex-serviceman sponsored by Dept of Fisheries, survey at Cam's Wharf indicated vessel required new planks on port side and stem required repair, cabin in fair condition, sponsons and awning spars require repairs, hull making water, should be disposed at earliest convenience, no engine, would require stripping and rebuilding on a slip, approximate value 220. 1946/05/08 sold for 250. 1946/05/15 delivered to purchaser J.Hoskins of Tom Ugley's Point. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45348     Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Brisbane, Qld. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45349     Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Brisbane, Qld. 1946/10/04 reported to be in Sydney (sic), in good condition but without engine, offered to Cockatoo Docks & Engineering Co for 630, subsequently found to be located in Brisbane. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45350     Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Brisbane, Qld. 1946/10/04 reported to be in Sydney (sic), in good condition but without engine, offered to Cockatoo Docks & Engineering Co for 630, subsequently found to be located in Brisbane. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45351     Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Brisbane, Qld. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45352 A8     Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/05/23 surveyed for valuation at Cam's Wharf, Blackwattle Bay, hull in fair condition but had been under water, awning spars & cabin and sponsons needed repair, many parts missing from engine, gear box removed and in need of extensive repair, valued at 450. 1946/10/08 surveyed afloat at Blackwattle Bay, fore combing of cabin weathered &opened up, plank ends at tuck chafed, topsides chafed in places, awning finished, gearbox had been removed, valued at 500. 1946 one of the boats being dealt with by the Navy Ship Disposal Section at Sydney. 1946/11/15 delivered to new owner R.Sluice of Paddington. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45354 H.M.Customs No.5 Kulanda Melburnian Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic 225bh Gray 64HN9 marine diesel Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 listed on schedule of craft at Blackwattle Bay, Sydney declared surplus. 1946/10/10 taken over by the RAN. 1947/08 attached to Navy Ship Disposal Section, Blackwattle Bay. 1947/04/11 on temporary loan to the Ships Disposal Section until no longer required. 1947/08 attached to Navy Ship Disposal Section, Blackwattle Bay. 1947/08/18 inspected at Blackwattle Bay with a view to purchase by customs to replace launch H. M. Customs No.1 (qv). 1947/11/25 purchase order by Customs for 2750. 1947/12/24 surveyed afloat at Garden Island, Gray diesel engine had just been taken out &overhauled. 1948/01/03 delivery delayed pending making good engine defects. 1948/01/14 surveyed on the Police Slip, Dawes Point, handed over to Customs at Blackwattle Bay. Injectors to be derated from Services 90 (largely used by all Services during the war) to Peacetime 60 injectors. 1948/02/19 reported in commission with Customs. c1948 fitted with long aft coachhouse while with customs. Customs launch at Sydney. Used to take personnel undertaking customs searches to &from ships in Sydney Harbour. 1958/03/03 reported still in good condition at Sydney, top speed 9 to 10 knots, but subject to heavy use due to other launches not being in service. c1960 fitted with new motor, 300bhp GM Detroit 671-E diesel, Twin Disc hydraulic gearbox. 1960s known as 'the searcher's boat'. Name Kulanda believed to be Aboriginal word meaning 'a lookout'. Later fitted with beech duckboard on transom for use by divers. Name Kulanda believed to be Aboriginal word meaning 'a lookout'. c1978 sold. Tow boat at Hawkesbury River, NSW Tow boat at Hawkesbury River, NSW. 1998 purchased by a boat enthusiast, sailed from Sydney to Melbourne, refurbished as luxury charter boat. Operating luxury charters on the Yarra River. Operating luxury charters on the Yarra River.
WB45355 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Mark 2 type. 1946/09/06 to be sold by public auction partially completed, moored in the Port River near Jervois Bridge adjacent to Corporation Wharf, Adelaide, SA, with stern gear, fuel and water tanks, wired for lighting but without engine, propeller and propeller shaft. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45356 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Mark 2 type. 1946/09/06 to be sold by public auction partially completed, moored in the Port River near Jervois Bridge adjacent to Corporation Wharf, Adelaide, SA, hulls rough bored for propeller shaft, skeg bracket and rudder fitted, but without engine, propeller and propeller shaft. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45357 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Mark 2 type. 1946/09/06 to be sold by public auction partially completed, moored in the Port River near Jervois Bridge adjacent to Corporation Wharf, Adelaide, SA, hulls rough bored for propeller shaft, skeg bracket and rudder fitted, but without engine, propeller and propeller shaft. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45358 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Mark 2 type. 1946/09/06 to be sold by public auction partially completed, moored in the Port River near Jervois Bridge adjacent to Corporation Wharf, Adelaide, SA, hulls rough bored for propeller shaft, skeg bracket and rudder fitted, but without engine, propeller and propeller shaft. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45359 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Mark 2 type. 1946/09/06 to be sold by public auction partially completed, moored in the Port River near Jervois Bridge adjacent to Corporation Wharf, Adelaide, SA, hulls rough bored for propeller shaft, skeg bracket and rudder fitted, but without engine, propeller and propeller shaft. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45360 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Mark 2 type. 1946/09/06 to be sold by public auction partially completed, moored in the Port River near Jervois Bridge adjacent to Corporation Wharf, Adelaide, SA, hulls rough bored for propeller shaft, skeg bracket and rudder fitted, but without engine, propeller and propeller shaft. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45361 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Mark 2 type. 1946/09/06 to be sold by public auction partially completed, moored in the Port River near Jervois Bridge adjacent to Corporation Wharf, Adelaide, SA, hulls rough bored for propeller shaft, skeg bracket and rudder fitted, but without engine, propeller and propeller shaft. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45362 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Mark 2 type. 1946/09/06 to be sold by public auction partially completed, moored in the Port River near Jervois Bridge adjacent to Corporation Wharf, Adelaide, SA, hulls rough bored for propeller shaft, skeg bracket and rudder fitted, but without engine, propeller and propeller shaft. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45382 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Mark 2 type. 1946/09/06 to be sold by public auction partially completed, moored in the Port River near Jervois Bridge adjacent to Corporation Wharf, Adelaide, SA, with stern gear, fuel and water tanks, wired for lighting but without engine, propeller and propeller shaft. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45373 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Adelaide. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45374 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Adelaide. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45375 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Adelaide. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45376 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Adelaide. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45377 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Adelaide. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45378 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Adelaide. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45379 'Archie Badenoch' General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Woodville, Adelaide, SA   Built for the Royal Navy in 1945 to be used as a work boat in New Guinea, number unknown. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Adelaide.1946 acquired by South Australian police, named for Mounted Constable Archibald Badenoch who was the first SA police officer to be killed in action during WW2. To be stationed at Glenelg and would patrol from Henley Beach to Brighton, could make a fast trip as far as Kangaroo Island if called upon, two members of water police division would be in constant attendance to enable boat to leave on a rescue mission at a moment's notice. 1946/08/25 ran rough weather trials off the Outer Harbour, reported behaved 'magnificently'. 1946/08/31 reported telephone installed at Glenelg Jetty in preparation for arrival of launch, telephone was to connect the Glenelg Police Station with the end of the jetty. Principal police launch in South Australia. Engaged in numerous rescues. 1950/01/08 saved crew of 14-footer Sea Mist that overturned in strong SW breeze at Holdfast Bay YC regatta at Glenelg. 1954/03/04 police from launch found man from Royal Adelaide Hospital asleep on Torrens Island. 1954/06/14 reported tender for Harbors Board diver who was clearing sand and debris that was blocking the Glenelg treatment works outlet pipe where it discharges about a mile offshore. Principal police launch in South Australia. Engaged in numerous rescues. Principal police launch in South Australia. Engaged in numerous rescues. 1978/11 replaced by launch Warrendi (qv). c1979 used by the Dept of Further Education for the local mission community at Wardang Island. 1980 fitted with new motor, 110bhp 6Cy. Perkins 154 diesel. Abandoned in state of disrepair by 1985. 1985 salvaged by the SA Police Historical Society and restored over a two year period, supervised by former master. c1990 acquired by South Australian Maritime Museum. Fitted with new motor by the Museum nd, 115bhp Perkins diesel, surveyed for 24 passengers, used for taking school children and the public on tours of the river. 2003/11 sighted at North Arm, Port Adelaide, SA. Deck FRP sheathed by 2007, coachhouse aft of wheelhouse. Fitted with new motor by 2009, 115bhp Perkins diesel. Operational 2012
WB45380 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Adelaide. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45381 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Probably built for Royal Navy. 1946/09/06 to be sold by public auction partially completed, moored in the Port River near Jervois Bridge adjacent to Corporation Wharf, Adelaide, SA, with stern gear, fuel and water tanks, wired for lighting but without engine, propeller and propeller shaft. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45382 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Probably built for Royal Navy. 1946/09/06 to be sold by public auction partially completed, moored in the Port River near Jervois Bridge adjacent to Corporation Wharf, Adelaide, SA, with stern gear, fuel and water tanks, wired for lighting but without engine, propeller and propeller shaft. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45383 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Probably built for Royal Navy. 1946/09/06 to be sold by public auction partially completed, moored in the Port River near Jervois Bridge adjacent to Corporation Wharf, Adelaide, SA, with stern gear, fuel and water tanks, wired for lighting but without engine, propeller and propeller shaft. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45384 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Adelaide, SA   Probably built for Royal Navy. 1946/09/06 to be sold by public auction partially completed, moored in the Port River near Jervois Bridge adjacent to Corporation Wharf, Adelaide, SA, with stern gear, fuel and water tanks, wired for lighting but without engine, propeller and propeller shaft. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45385 V49 Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic   Built for the armed forces, war ended prior to completion. 1945/12/12 declared for disposal, hull only, fitted with deck beams and carlins but not decked, original cost 2150, located at Saltwater River wharf, south of the swing bridge, Footscray. 1946/07/23 sold by auction 500, reserve 500. 1946/08/09 reported had been handed over to owner J.Fletcher (Australian Fish Derivatives). Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45386 V50 Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic   Built for the armed forces, war ended prior to completion. 1945/12/12 declared for disposal, hull only, fitted with deck beams and carlins but not decked, original cost 2150, located at Saltwater River wharf, south of the swing bridge, Footscray. 1946/07/23 offered for auction, highest bid 375, reserve 495. 1946/09/19 offered for auction, highest bid 400 by Melbourne Harbour Trust, reserve 495, sold same day subsequent to auction for 500. 1946/10/17 handed over to owner with stores, H.J.Wilson. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45387 V51 Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic   Built for the armed forces, war ended prior to completion. 1945/12/12 declared for disposal, hull only, fitted with deck beams and carlins but not decked, original cost 2150, located at Saltwater River wharf, south of the swing bridge, Footscray. 1946/07/23 sold by auction 500, reserve 495. Owner W.Donaldson. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45388 V52 Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic   Built for the armed forces, war ended prior to completion. 1945/12/12 declared for disposal, hull only, fitted with deck beams and carlins but not decked, original cost 1850, located at Saltwater River wharf, south of the swing bridge, Footscray. 1946/07/23 sold by auction 350, reserve 360. 1946/08/09 reported had been handed over to owner Clyde Forbes. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45399 Melbourne, Vic   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Williamstown, Melbourne, Vic. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45400 Melbourne, Vic   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Williamstown, Melbourne, Vic. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45401 Melbourne, Vic   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Williamstown, Melbourne, Vic. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45402 Melbourne, Vic   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Williamstown, Melbourne, Vic. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45403 Melbourne, Vic   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Williamstown, Melbourne, Vic. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45404 Melbourne, Vic   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Williamstown, Melbourne, Vic. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45405 Melbourne, Vic   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Williamstown, Melbourne, Vic. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45406 V59 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic (check) 125bhp 8Cy. Chrysler Marine Type R petrol Mark 2 type. Built for the Royal Navy 1945, war ended prior to being placed in service. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Williamstown, Melbourne, Vic, disposed by the Dept of Navy as launch V59 (possibly boat 59 built by GM-H Victoria). 1946/09/19 purchased new at auction for 2,250, complete with canvas canopy, collapsable mast, searchlight, 8' dinghy and oars, spare propeller and shaft, spare anchor and chain. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45407 V60 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic (check) 125bhp 8Cy. Chrysler Marine Type R petrol Mark 2 type. Built for the Royal Navy in 1945, war ended prior to being placed in service. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Williamstown, Melbourne, Vic, disposed by the Dept of Navy as launch V60 (possibly boat 60 built by GM-H Victoria). 1946/09/19 purchased new at auction for 2,250, complete with canvas canopy, collapsable mast, searchlight, 8' dinghy and oars, spare propeller and shaft, spare anchor and chain. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45408 V61 General Motors - Holden's Ltd, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Vic (check) 125bhp 8Cy. Chrysler Marine Type R petrol Mark 2 type. Built for the Royal Navy 1945, war ended prior to being placed in service. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Williamstown, Melbourne, Vic, disposed by the Dept of Navy as launch V61 (possibly boat 60 built by GM-H Victoria). 1946/09/19 purchased new at auction for 2,250, complete with canvas canopy, collapsable mast, searchlight, 8' dinghy and oars, spare propeller and shaft, spare anchor and chain. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45409 Melbourne, Vic   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Williamstown, Melbourne, Vic. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45425 Melbourne, Vic   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Williamstown, Melbourne, Vic. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45426 Melbourne, Vic   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Williamstown, Melbourne, Vic. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45428 Melbourne, Vic   Built for the Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Williamstown, Melbourne, Vic. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45429 Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic   Built for the Royal Navy. 1945/12/06 accepted by Royal Navy. 1946/03 on list of RN vessels scheduled surplus to requirements, lying at Williamstown, Melbourne, Vic. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45430 Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic   Probably built for the Royal Navy. 1945/02/07 one of four uncompleted hulls without engine lying alongside Botterill & Fraser's fitting out wharf at Spencers' Street Bridge. 1946/02/13 offered 2460 for hull No.45430, one of two sought by a customer as a high priority. 1946/02/19 declared value by Munitions Dept 3275. 1946/02/21 agreement reached to purchase for 2780. 1946/02/22 purchased by Australian Petroleum Co Pty Ltd to continue oil survey operations in New Guinea. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45431 Botterill, J. & Fraser, South Melbourne, Vic   Probably built for the Royal Navy. 1945/02/07 one of four uncompleted hulls without engine lying alongside Botterill & Fraser's fitting out wharf at Spencers' Street Bridge. 1946/02/13 offered 2330 for hull No.45430, one of two sought by a customer as a high priority. 1946/02/19 declared value by Munitions Dept 3100. 1946/02/21 agreement reached to purchase for 2620. 1946/02/22 purchased by Australian Petroleum Co Pty Ltd to continue oil survey operations in New Guinea. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
WB45434 V48 Melbourne, Vic   Probably built for the Royal Navy. 1946/04/23 listed for disposal as a hull without engine at Melbourne, valued at 600 by J.J.Savage &Sons. 1946/08/09 reported had been handed over to owners. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ex.???? Wybelena     Built WW2 for the Australian Army, RAN, RAAF or RN. Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Converted to motor cruiser by 2012. 2012 operating on the Gippsland Lakes.
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