Surnames/tags: Ship_Tree Corvettes Royal_Australian_Navy
1st December 1942
HMAS Armidale (J240), named for the city of Armidale, New South Wales, was one of sixty Bathurst-class corvettes constructed during the Second World War, and one of 36 initially manned and commissioned solely by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Launched in January 1942, and initially assigned to convoy escort duties, Armidale was transferred to Darwin in October 1942. The corvette was attacked and sunk off Betano Bay, on the south coast of Portuguese Timor, (now East Timor) by thirteen Japanese aircraft on 1st December 1942, while attempting to evacuate Australian and Dutch soldiers and deliver a relief contingent. She was the only Bathurst-class corvette to be lost to enemy action.
- A Cruel Sea - The sinking of HMAS Armidale - awm - Exhibition and photos
- This exhibition marks the 60th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Armidale.
- HMAS Armidale (I) - from Ship Histories the Royal Australian Navy