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Plaque Inscription: 26-April-2016
Plaque Inscription: 26-April-2016

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The Fairmile Ships Plaque commemorates the Fairmile Ships of the Royal Australian Navy and all who served in them during World War Two. 

A Fairmile school was established at HMAS Rushcutter on 1 June 1942. The first Australian Fairmile, ML 813, entered service at the end of that year. Originally designed in the UK for coastal anti-submarine and convoy duties, the RAN Fairmiles performed these and a variety of other functions. Their tasks included convoy escort, servicing and supporting advancing troops, landing and recovering commandos and coastwatchers, rescuing civilians from enemy occupied territories, and invasion escort.

Location

Address:Garden Island Naval Base, Garden Island, 2011
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.85914
Long: 151.230575
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2009
Front Inscription

                     1939-1945
FAIRMILE SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY



In honour of all who served in Fairmiles,
Harbour Defence Motor Launches, and other
small vessels during the Second World War in
Australian waters and the Soth-West pacific Area
ML813 was the first of 35 Fairmiles built in Australia.
These ships were known by their Numbers, not Names.
Dedicated by Fairmile Association


 

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