New South Wales

HMS Vexford was a Hunt class minesweeper built in 1919 for the Royal Navy at Simon's Shipyard in Glasgow. She did service in Royal navy for two years before she was sold to an Australian company in Brisbane and renamed Doomba. At the outbreak of second world war she was first requisitioned by the Australian navy, and then bought in 1940. She did service for the navy for seven years, and was sold in 1947. Four years later she was rigged down and used as a barge. In the early 1970's she was laid up in the harbor in Sydney, and 8. December 1976 she was towed out of the harbor and scuttled. The wreck rest today on a depth of 43 to 49 meter at Long Reef next to the ferry Dee Why.

Former names:
HMS Wexford, HMAS Doomba
231,0 x 28,6 x 16,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
750 grt
Glasgow ( UK ) 1919
Sydney ( AU )

AUS66: 33° 43' 04" S 151° 20' 45" E
( Source: Michael McFadyen )

Picture: HMAS Doomba
Courtesy of State of Victoria Library

Last updated: September 2019