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Plaque commemorates H.M.A.S. Condamine which served in the Korean War.

HMAS Condamine (K698/F698), named for the Condamine River in Queensland, was a River class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Commissioned in 1946, Condamine served in the Korean War. The ship was paid off in 1955, and sold for scrap in 1961.

From August 1952 to March 1953 the ship operated in Korean waters during the Korean War. During this deployment, she conducted a number of shore bombardments and protected United Nations forces on islands off the Korean peninsular. Condamine was awarded the battle honour "Korea 1952–53" for this deployment.

Following the end of the Korean War, Condamine completed a second tour of Korean waters between February and November 1955.

Location

Address:Darby & Laman Streets, Civic Park Memorial Grove, Newcastle, 2300
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.928889
Long: 151.773333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Korea
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th February, 1996
Front Inscription

HMAS CONDAMINE
Modified River Class Frigate
Built at State Dockyard, Newcastle
Commissioned 22nd February 1946
Served in the Korean War
July 1952 - April 1953 and March 1955 - November 1955
Decommissioned 2nd December 1955
Erected by HMAS Condamine Association 25.2.1996

 

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