New South Wales

HMAS Karangi was a Bar class net laying defense vessel laid down by Cockatoo Dockyard & Engineering Company in Sydney, and was launched for the Royal Australian Navy in August 1941. She served until she was stricken from the Navy lists in 1964, and earned herself one Battle Award during her operations in World War Two. In 1966, the Maritime Services Board approved a section of Homebush Bay for use as a shipwreck yard, and after she was sold in September 1966 for scrapping, she was partially rigged down in the Bay. She was abandoned four years later, and the overgrown wreck still stand there clearly visible on the surface in Paramatta River. Also see the adjacent wrecks of the abandoned old steamer Ayrfield and the tug boat Heroic.

Former names:
HMAS Karangi
173,9 x 32,3 x 11,3 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
768 displ ( std )
Sydney ( AU ) 1941
( AU )

33°50'10.8"S 151°04'49.8"E

Last updated: March 2021