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Gary in Pennsylvania
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« on: January 01, 2018, 06:29:46 pm »

Happy New Year from Pennsylvania, USA.....

Please help I.D. this ex-navy vessel.  I have contacted the image owner (he had no other info) for permission to post it to help I.D. her.
Photo taken 7+ years ago in waterways near Sydney Australia.  All we know is it is a former naval vessel purchased/converted for private use.
Who's navy did she serve?  Class? Purpose?

MANY MANY THANKS!!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 06:36:11 pm »

Another pic.  That's her in the background.
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 10:43:32 pm »

Found it!  Bay Class minesweepers for Australian Navy.

Plenty pics here:
https://www.google.com/search?biw=1024&bih=666&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=irhKWuOjIYz5_AbK3oHwCQ&q=Bay-class+Minehunter&oq=Bay-class+Minehunter&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.12...0.0.0.178072.1.1.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1c..64.mobile-gws-img..1.0.0....110.T8-n924Yr10

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 04:14:30 am »

Hi,

The ship picture could be the ex HMAS RUSCHCUTTER since we see two rectangular windows on the top of the hull when her sister HMAS SHOALWATER has a windowless hull. Check this :
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/Ex-Rushcutter_March_2014_08.JPG

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163527

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 02:37:27 am »

Seems she's making her rounds.....

Whoever reads this - How risky/off-putting is it to have those twin hulls made of fiberglass???  More or less of a nuisance headache than steel or aluminum?

https://www.tradeboats.com.au/detail/custom-bay-class-246540
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