HMAS Mother Snake

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HMAS Mother Snake
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HMAS Mother Snake with Tiger Snake and River Snake.
Name HMAS Mother Snake
Owner Royal Australian Navy
Builder Australian Shipbuilding Board
Launched 5 Dec 1944
Completed 30 Jun 1945
In service 30 Jun 1945
Out of service 3 Nov 1945
General characteristics
Tonnage 316 tons
Length 125 feet (38m)
Beam 24 feet (7.3m)
Depth 12 feet 6 inches (3.8m)
Propulsion 2 x Diesal engine 300-320 HP
Speed 9 knots
Capacity crew of 14


Originally built as AV 1354 (Murchison) for the Australian Army. Transferred to the Navy, she was commissioned on 23 May 1945. HMAS Mother Snake served as the Mother Ship to Services Reconnaissance Department craft in Borneo and the Moluccas Islands

In addition to one 20mm Oerlikon, the crew carried machine guns.

Crew members