Book: HMAS Castlemaine – The Corvette that Came Home

Fifty-six Australian corvettes went to war in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945, and this is the complete story of the only one that is still afloat. The 199-page paperback describes wartime history and heritage restoration, and is lavishly illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams, crew lists, armaments, equipment and corvette history: discover the amazing journey of HMAS Castlemaine.

Book Cover


$20 On board ship
$30 by mail within Australia (includes postage)

  1. We can only accept direct deposits into our bank account in Australian dollars.
  2. Send email request for book with your NAME AND ADDRESS to hmascastlemaine@dodo.com.au.
  3. We will reply with advice on cost (if outside Australia) and bank account details. When depositing make sure to ENTER YOUR NAME in the comments for identification.
  4. When funds are received we will post the book and receipt, and advise you. Any queries, please contact hmascastlemaine@dodo.com.au.


Stubby Holders
Stubby Holders
Mug Pen
Mugs, Pens
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 $25.00. Hardback pictorial history of all the Bathurst class corvettes, 142 pages and 22x30cm size.
      Other souvenirs and gifts for sale onboard:
  • Stubby/Can Holder: marked HMAS Castlemaine.
  • Sailor Bears: with HMAS CASTLEMAINE cap ribbon.
  • Caps: HMAS Castlemaine or Stand Fast logo.
  • Mugs: marked with HMAS Castlemaine.
  • Pens, Badges & Patches: marked HMAS Castlemaine.
  • Lapel Pins: Corvette profile, sailor boy & sailor hat. Navy anchor & Navy ships (HMA ships Anzac, Ballarat, Brisbane, Melbourne & Hobart)
  • Books: Naval and maritime books.
  • Book Mark: HMAS Castlemaine 80th Anniversary.
  • Car Sticker: HMAS Castlemaine.
  • Postcards: HMAS Castlemaine & Williamstown.
  • Fridge Magnets: HMAS Castlemaine.
  • Key Rings and Lanyards: Decorative plaited rope.

Sailor Bears
Sailor Bears
Castlemaine caps