This service is to honour the HMAS Castlemaine and all those who served aboard her.
HMAS Castlemaine was one of 60 Bathurst-class corvettes built in Australia during the Second World War. She was commissioned in 1942 and served at Darwin, in the Pacific and New Guinea. Her duties included convoy escorts, evacuation of troops and minesweeping.
After the Second World War, HMAS Castlemaine was decommissioned into reserve as a training ship. In 1973, she was presented to the Maritime Trust of Australia and converted into a museum ship. One of only two surviving Bathurst-class corvettes, she can be found at Gem Pier in Williamstown, Victoria.
The HMAS Castlemaine Association will be supported by students and staff of Tecoma Primary School at this service.
- Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
- Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Jan Gallagher
Reviewed 07 May 2021