H.M.A.S. PerthPrint Page
A plaque commemorates personnel who served on two ships named H.M.A.S. Perth during World War Two and the Vietnam War.
|Address:||Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.279626|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
IN MEMORY OF TWO SHIPS
SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 - 1942
The first HMAS Perth had a distinguished record in the Mediterranean. notably the Battle of Matapan and evacuation of Greece and Crete in 1941. On 1 March 1942, after action in the Battle of the Java Sea, HMAS Perth was sunk in the Battle of the Sunda Strait, she lost 352 crew. All 320 survivors became prisoners of war ; of these, 105 died in captivity.
VIETNAM 1967 - 1971
Guided Missile Destroyer
The second HMAS Perth was in service for 34 years. HMAS Perth served three deployments to the Vietnam War in 1967-68, 1968-69 and 1970-71.
For her Vietnam service, HMAS Perth was awarded both a US Navy Unit Commendation and a Meritorious Unit Commendation. The second HMAS Perth was paid off in 1999 and scuttled off Albany, WA in 2001.
This plaque is dedicated jointly by the two generations of Australian sailors