HMAS Warrego (U73)

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Namesake: Warrego River
Builder: Cockatoo Island Dockyard
Laid down: 10 May 1939
Launched: 10 February 1940
Commissioned: 21 August 1940
Decommissioned: 1966
Honours and
Battle honours:
New Guinea 1942
Lingayen Gulf 1945
Pacific 1945[1]
Fate: Sold for scrap
General characteristics
Class and type: Grimsby class sloop
Displacement: 1,060 tons (standard), 1,515 tons (full load)
Length: 266 ft (81 m)
Beam: 36 ft (11 m)
Draught: 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)
Propulsion: Parsons, steam turbines, 2 shafts. 2,000 shp
Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h)
Complement: 135
Armament: 3 x QF 4-inch (101.6 mm) Mk XVI anti-aircraft guns
4 x QF 3 pounder guns
1 x MG
2 x Depth Charge Throwers
2 x twin tubes for 21 inch torpedoes

HMAS Warrego (L73/U73), named for the Warrego River, was a Grimsby class sloop of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

She was laid down by the Cockatoo Island Dockyard at Sydney on 10 May 1939, launched on 10 February 1940, and commissioned into the RAN on 21 August 1940.

Warrego served during World War II.

Warrego was sold for scrapping in 1966.


  1. Festberg, Alfred N. (1981). Heraldry in the Royal Australian Navy. Melbourne, VIC: Silverleaf Publishing. p. 72. ISBN 0949746002. OCLC 9780949746009. 
  • Warships of Australia, Ross Gillett, Illustrations Colin Graham, Rigby Limited, 1977, ISBN 0-7270-0472-7

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