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Bathurst class corvette
1,025 Tons (loaded)
186' x 31' x 10'
1 x 4" deck gun
3 x 40mm AA
During May 1943, Lithgow was one of several ships to search for survivors following the torpedoing of AHS Centaur.
During 1945, operated off Bougainville under the command of Captain Fowler.
On August 20, 1945 off southern Bougainville near Kahili (Buin) a Japanese Daihatsu landing barge carrying a Japanese Army envoy for Lt. General Kanda, commander of the 17 Army Group was escorted by ML 818 to HMAS Lithgow for surrender negotiations and afterwards returns to Torokina.
During World War II service, the ship earned three battle honors for her wartime service: "Darwin 1942", "Pacific 1941-45", and "New Guinea 1942-44".
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