HMAS Castlemaine is one of the sixty Australian corvettes built during World War 11 in Australian shipyards as part of our wartime shipbuilding programme. She was constructed at the Williamstown Dockyard durng 1941-1942 and she served as an escort vessel along the east and northern coasts of Australia and in New Guinea waters. In 1945 she served in the Pacific and at Hong Kong. In 1973 she was gifted to the Maritime Trust for preservation as a museum ship and is berthed at Gem Pier, Williamstown, 3016, Melway Map 56, close to her place of construction. Today, visitors can inspect the ship and see a fascinating collection of exhibits and memorabilia onboard and view how the crew lived so many years ago. The ship is open for inspection 11am-4pm on weekends and public holidays. Tours by groups for weekdays can be arranged.
Gem Pier/Syme S, Williamstown, Victoria 3016
03 9397 2363