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02-April-2011
02-April-2011
Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans

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.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280169
Long: 149.147612
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Front Inscription

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.

 

Source: MA
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