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02-December-2014
02-December-2014

Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster

Large mounted anchor embraced by archway of anchor cable commemorates the crews of HMAS Perth.

HMAS Perth was built at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard and commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS Amphion on 15 June 1936. Purchased by the Australian Government, she was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on 29 June 1939. The ship was torpedoed by the Japanese and sank on 1 March 1942. Of the Perth`s company of 686, only 218 were repatriated. Many became prisoners of war and were incarcerated in camp near Batavia, Java in Indonesia.

Location

Address:Rockingham Beach & Governor Roads, Naval Memorial Park, East Rockingham, 6168
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.2625
Long: 115.745833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.anzac.dpc.wa.gov.au/
Source: MA,WMR
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