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YDG-5 Class District Degaussing Vessel (Self-propelled):
Built by Ernest Wright, Tuncurry, New South Wales, Australia
Completed for North Coast Steam Navigation Company, Ltd., Sydney, as the wood-hulled twin screw steamer Nambucca II (ON 157636), 1937
Requisitioned by the Royal Australian Navy for naval service, 07 November 1939
Commissioned as the auxiliary minesweeper HMAS Nambucca (NB), 10 January 1940
Transferred to the US Navy, 19 April 1943
Converted for US Naval service by Evans Deakin & Company, Brisbane
Placed in service as District Degaussing Vessel YDG-5, 31 July 1943 1
Asigned to Service Force, Seventh Fleet, Brisbane, July 1943 - May 1944
Served at Hollandia, September 1944 - May 1945
Later at Morotai, San Pedro Bay and Okinawa during 1945
Severely damaged in typhoon at Okinawa, October 1945
Declared a total loss, 30 December 1945
Placed out of commission, 07 February 1946
Intentionally burned, 08 February 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
1. Most sources give date as 31 July 1944, but war diaries indicate she was in active use by July 1943, so 1944 must be a typo that has been perpetuated over the years.
Displacement 489 tons(lt)
Length 162' 6"
four single 20mm
two two-cylinder compound steam engines, 396shp
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||SS Nambucca beached at Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, circa 1937-39
||Photo courtesy State Library New South Wales
| HMAS Nambucca (NB)
||Starboard side view of the auxiliary minesweeper HMAS Nambucca (NB), date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy of Australian War Memorial, Naval Historical Collection via Mr J. Bastock. ID # 301068. For info: The copyright on this image has expired.
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