NEW BOOK! Fifty-six Australian corvettes went to war in the 1940s. This is the story of the only one still afloat.
Lavishly illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams, crew lists, armaments, equipment and corvette history: discover the amazing journey of HMAS Castlemaine.
Visit heritage-registered HMAS Castlemaine 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 the volunteers since 1974. The ship is afloat at Gem Pier in Williamstown, Victoria, close to cafes, playgrounds and galleries.
We have a COVIDSafe plan in place, but no longer ask for mask wearing or proof of vaccination. We do however encourage social distancing, and to help keep our volunteer crew safe we prefer to receive payment by card if possible.