To the homepage of the RAN 16th Minesweeping Squadron Veteran Community Association and Social Club.
Here you will find more about us and our role during the Indonesian Conflict in the 1960’s.
This site is to celebrate the history and legacy of the peacekeeping role of International waters and the protection of Australia.
You can find out about our ships and their history as well as keep up with the latest squadron news.
Please feel free to wander round, comments always welcome, and we are more than happy to add any minesweeper information and photographs from RAN members.
Please use the emails on the contact us page.
As always if you wish to use any content from this site,
You must ask first as some of it is owned and copyrighted
to individual members and is not owned by the RAN 16th Minesweeping Squadron.com or any other associations other than those stated.
Finally we acknowledge the help and considerable knowledge
of the RAN 16th Minesweeping Squadron, its members, the AWM and the RAN who have contributed over the years in helping to put the site together.
This site is not affiliated to the RAN but attached to the RAN 16th Minesweeping Squadron Association and Social Club and is entirely non profit making.
To keep this site ad free costs money.
We welcome donations to keep it that way.
The RAN 16th Minesweeping Squadron Association & Veteran Social Club
is a ‘not for profit organisation’ and is run entirely for the benefit of the RAN 16thMSS.
Any donations to be directed to the Association manager
Mrs J Clarey or click below
to email web admin here
Plaque at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra dedicated to the 16th Minesweeping Squadron.
Find Out More >
The Fleet >
The history and introduction to our fleet
Our peacekeeping mission in Indonesia
Our time line
Latest site updates 31/03/21
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