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A monument commemorates the ship and those who served on the H.M.A.S. Cootamundra during World War Two.
H.M.A.S. Cootamundra named for the town of Cootamundra in New South Wales, was a Bathurst class corvette laid down by Poole and Steele at Sydney in New South Wales on 26 February 1942, launched on 3 December 1942 by Lady Davidson, wife of the general manager of the Bank of New South Wales, and commissioned on 30 April 1943.
H.M.A.S. Cootamundra was placed in reserve from 26 November 1945 to 12 December 1951. She paid off on 8 June 1959, was declared for disposal on 27 September 1961 and sold to Banks Brothers and Street on 28 March 1962.
|Address:||Thompson & Bourke Streets, Albert Park, Cootamundra, 2590|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.638659|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||26-February-1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||08-June-1959|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 25th April, 2005|
H.M.A.S. COOTAMUNDRA MEMORIAL
Dedicated to the Ship and Crew by Commodore C.W. Thomas, CSC, RAN Director-General Strategic Logistics on behalf of Vice Admiral C.A. Ritchie, AO, RAN Chief of Navy on 25 April 2005
On all the oceans white caps flow
You see no crosses row on row
But those who sleep beneath the sea
Rest in peace for your country is free
Cr. M. P. Braybrooks Mayor
Shane T. Godbee General Manager
Type : Australian Minesweeper (Bathurst Class),
commonly known as Corvettes.
Displacement : 650 tons
Length : 186 feet 2 inches (56.74m)
Beam : 31 feet (9.45m)
Draught : 8 feet 3 inches (2.51m)
Builder : Poole and Steele Ltd. Sydney
Machinery : Triple Expansion, 2 shafts
Horsepower : 2000
Speed : 15½ knots
Armanent : 1 x 4 inch gun (102mm)
3 x 200mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns
Complement : 90
Laid down : 26 February 1942
Launched : 3 December 1942 by Lady Davidson, wife
of the General Manager, Bank of N.S.W.
Commissioned : 30 April 1943
Service : Darwin, Thursday Island, Milne Bay,
Madang, Aitape, Hollandia, Wewak,
Lae, Biak, Morotai, Halmahera,
Ambon, Balikpatan, Tarakan.
Paid off : 26 November 1945
Recommissioned : 12 December 1951
Paid off : 8 June 1959