HMAS MAGNETIC
TOWNSVILLE, QLD
DURING WW2

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HMAS Magnetic was established at The Strand in Townsville by the Royal Australian Navy on 1 September 1942. 

MV Pagrus became the name ship for the Shore Establishment HMAS Magnetic as she was the tender vessel to HMAS Magnetic. MV Pagrus also provided Examination Vessel services for the port of Townsville.

HMAS Magnetic eventually closed down on 26 July 1946.

 

HMAS Magnetic in 1945

 

HMAS Magnetic, Townsville

 

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Title
Townsville - HMAS Magnetic, naval depot site plan
Series number
J2780
Control symbol
T710B
Contents date range
1943 - 1943
 
Access status
Open
Location
Brisbane
Barcode no
1724261

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

 "Diary of WWII, North Queensland"
Compiled by Peter Nielsen

 

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