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02-December-2014 (Father Ted Doncaster)
02-December-2014 (Father Ted Doncaster)

Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster / Bryan Hardy

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.


Address:Rockingham Beach & Governor Roads, Naval Memorial Park, East Rockingham, 6168
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.2625
Long: 115.745833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Front Inscription

H.M.A.S. Perth

A memorial in commemoration of a valiant ship and her crew

HMAS Perth
Modified Leander Class Light Cruiser

Main Armament
8 Six Inch guns, 8 Four Inch guns
8 Twenty One Inch torpedo tubes

HMS Amphion 15 June 1935
HMS Perth - 29 June 1939

Battle Honours
Atlantic Convoys 1939  -  Cape Matapan 1941  - Greece / Crete 1941
Malta Convoys 1941    -  Java Sea 1942            - Sunda Strait 1942

Lost in action Battle of Sunda Strait, Java Sea, 1 March 1942
Crew : 652  Lost in action : 353 Died as P.O.W. Japanese : 100

DSC : 4  DSM : 7 BEM (Military) : 1 MID : 12

Source: MA,WMR
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