H.M.S. - H.M.A.S. KanimblaPrint Page
Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the H.M.S. - H.M.A.S. Kanimbla in various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.
|Address:||Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.280169|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
HMS - HMAS KANIMBLA
Armed Merchant Cruiser - Landing Ship Infantry
Commissioned 6 October 1939 (HMS) as an Armed Merchant Cruiser. Most of the crew was RAN Volunteer Reserve.
Recommissioned 1 June 1943 (HMAS) as a Landing Ship Infantry and included among its crew men of the 3rd Landing Ship Detachment AIF.
KANIMBLA served on the China Station, in the East Indies, the Indian Ocean and with great success in the Persian Gulf. As a Landing Ship, KANIMBLA played a vital role in landing troops in the initial assaults at Tananmerah Bay (Hollandia), Morotai, Tanauan Leyte, Lingayen Gulf-Luzon, Brunei and Balikpapan.
After the Second World War, Kanimbla assisted the British Commonwealth Occupation Force.