Historical information

This photograph depicts the Royal Australian Navy's ship HMAS Bendigo (J187), one of 30 sips commissioned by the RAN for defence purposes in World War II. The ship was named after the City of Bendigo in Victoria.

The corvette ship was a Bathurst class minesweeper, built by Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Company, at Cockatoo Island, Sydney. The ship was launched in March 1941, commissioned May 1941, decommissioned September 1946, and sold to a Chinese company as a civilian vessel.


This photograph is significant for its association with the Royal Australian Navy and Australia's maritime and naval history.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of steamship H.M.A.S. Bendigo,, Bathurst class minesweeper J187.