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27-April-2014
27-April-2014
Photographs supplied by John Huth

A plaque commemorates the service of H.M.A.S. Hobart from 1938 to 1962.

During the World War Two, Hobart was involved in the evacuation of British Somaliland in 1940, fought at the Battle of the Coral Sea and supported the amphibious landings at Guadalcanal and Tulagi during 1942, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1943, then returned to service in 1945 and supported the landings at Tarakan, Wewak, Brunei, and Balikpapan. 

Hobart entered Tokyo Bay on 31 August, and was present for Victory over Japan Day (2 September 1945), when the Japanese Instrument of Surrender was signed. Following the war, Hobart spent 1946 and 1947 in Japanese waters.  The cruiser was sold for scrap in 1962.

Location

Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466428
Long: 153.0265
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Front Inscription

H.M.A.S. HOBART 1938-1962
Cruiser
1939 - 42
Indian Ocean  Red Sea  Berbera  Mediterranean  Singapore  Java
1942 - 45 
Coral Sea  Solomons  Philippines  New Guinea  Borneo  Japan

Torpedoed 20-7-1943 by a Japanese submarine.
Returned to the war zone after extensive repairs  and was present at the Japanese surrender ceremony in Tokyo Bay on 2-9-1945.

 

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