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WWII veteran and the last Bathurst Class corvette still afloat

Visit us and and see how crews lived and worked during wartime, witness the original engines turning over, and experience Australian maritime history in our Museum. HMAS Castlemaine is owned, preserved and operated by the Maritime Trust of Australia, a totally volunteer run organisation, and has been restored and maintained by those volunteers since 1974. The ship is afloat at Gem Pier, Williamstown, close to cafes, playgrounds, galleries and Seaworks Maritime Precinct.

Opening Hours

HMAS Castlemaine is open from 11am to 4pm on weekends and public holidays, apart from days of extreme heat (over 36°C).

Entry Fees

Adults $8, Children 4-16 yrs $4, Families (two adults & two children) $20. Children under 4 yrs free. All profits go towards the ship.

New Book on Corvettes

A beautiful new book, The ABC of Royal Australian Navy Corvettes by Able Seaman Libby Pearce, is now available for sale on the ship for $15.00. Hardback pictorial history of all the Bathurst class corvettes, 142 pages and 22x30cm size.
Crew on Deck 1944
Crew on Deck, 1944

Voyages of HMAS Castlemaine
Voyages of HMAS Castlemaine 1942-1945