photograph above is of ABUW Brien Towler (RAN) alongside his
ship HMAS SNIPE which was taking on supplies and receiving
minesweeping gear at HMS LOCHINVAR .
SNIPE was one of 6 Ton Class minesweepers bought by the Australian
Govt. in 1962, the year that this photo was taken. On
the left are more minesweepers, including M 1187.
Here are other views
that Brien sent to me, showing ships that were bought by the
Australian Govt. in 1962. They remained at HMS Lochinvar,
Port Edgar, in the Firth of Forth until October 1962, when they
departed to Australia.