HMAS Karangi

HMAS Karangi was a Bar-class boom defence vessel operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during World War II. It was constructed by the Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Company at Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney, and launched on 16 August 1941.

HMAS Karangi
Name: Karangi
Namesake: Karangi, New South Wales
Laid down: 5 February 1941
Launched: 16 August 1941
Commissioned: 22 December 1941
Fate: partially scrapped, abandoned at Homebush Bay
General characteristics
Class and type: Bar-class
Tonnage: 768 tons
Length: 173.9 ft (53 m)
Beam: 32.3 ft (10 m)
Depth: 11.3 ft (3 m)

The vessel was awarded the battle honour "Darwin 1942–43" for her wartime service.[1][2] In 1952, Karangi participated during the atomic tests at Monte Bello Islands.[3]

She was sold on 8 September 1966 to L. Bookluck of Enmore and the superstructure was removed before the hulk was abandoned at Homebush Bay in 1970.[4] The wreck is located at 33.8363379°S 151.0804902°E / -33.8363379; 151.0804902 (Wreck of HMAS Karangi)


  1. "Navy Marks 109th Birthday With Historic Changes To Battle Honours". Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  2. "Royal Australian Navy Ship/Unit Battle Honours" (PDF). Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  3. "The Argus (Melbourne, Vic), Tuesday, 14 April 1953, p.16". Retrieved 9 August 2010.
  4. Blaxell, Gregory (May 2008). "The Wrecks of Homebush Bay". Afloat. Retrieved 25 November 2010.


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