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  HMAS Terka (TR)
RAN
Coastal Steamer
Auxiliary Minesweeper
Water Carrier

450 Tons

1 x 12 pounder
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AWM c1940
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AWM April 30, 1941

Ship History
Operated as a coastal steamer known as Sir Dudley De Chair.

Wartime History
During December 1940, commissioned into Royal Australian Navy (RAN) service as auxiliary minesweeper HMAS Terka (TR). The forward mast was removed and a 12 pounder gun installed on the bow. Operated off the coast of Queensland, Northern Territory and New Guinea. Later, used as water carrier and store ship.

Sinking History
On March 26, 1945 while carrying a cargo of water, sank into Madang Harbor.

References
The Last New Guinea Salvage Pirate page 116

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Last Updated
August 18, 2018

 

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