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Bungaree, Australian Minelayer


Photograph of HMAS Bungaree

Australiam War Memorial #300494


Specifications:


Tonnage 3155 tons standard
Dimensions
357' by ? by ?
108.8m by ? by ?
Speed
11 knots
Armament     
1 3"/45 AA gun
2 4"/40 guns
2 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
2 2pdr AA guns
423 mines
Machinery
1-shaft reciprocating (2500 ihp)
2 boilers
Sensors
Type 271 surface search radar
Modifications     
Two additional 20mm guns were added by the end of the war.

The Bungaree was a freighter built in 1937 and converted to a minelayer in 1940.

References

Australian War Memorial (accessed 2012-5-21)

"Royal Australian Navy in WWII" (accessed 2007-5-4)

uboat.net (accessed 2012-5-21)



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