Launched in 1943, after built by Cockatoo in 1942.  "Barcoo" was an Australian River class frigate.  Ran a triple expansion 2 shaft engine with a speed of 19-20 knots, and was armed with 2 4 inch and 10 20mm AA.  After World War 2 Barcoo operated as a sur

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Launched in 1943, after built by Cockatoo in 1942. "Barcoo" was an Australian River class frigate. Ran a triple expansion 2 shaft engine with a speed of 19-20 knots, and was armed with 2 4 inch and 10 20mm AA. After World War 2 Barcoo operated as a survey ship until 1949 when she was laid up. In 1951 re entered service as an anti sub training ship. In 1952 - 1956 was a survey ship and then paid off. In 1959 was recommissioned and then placed in reserve in 1964. She was scrapped in Taiwan in 1972. Dimensions - length 3011/2', breadth 361/2', draught 12' This has three images of vessel from different angles as she was ashore north of Glenelg.

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South Australian Maritime Museum

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Barcoo HMAS

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