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Plaque commemorates the Royal Australian Navy (R.A.N.) River Class Frigates 1942-1979 and the men who served in them in war and peace.

The River-class frigates which are all named after Australian rivers, were built in Australia and were in service with the RAN from 1942-1979.  All but one of the River-class frigates were sold and scrapped after they were decommissioned, with HMAS Diamantina preserved as a museum ship at the Queensland Maritime Museum.

Location

Address:Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island Naval Base, Garden Island, 2011
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.859202
Long: 151.230693
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th February, 2011
Front Inscription
RAN RIVER CLASS FRIGATES
1942 TO 1979

DEDICATED TO THE SHIPS AND MEN WHO
SERVED IN THEM IN WAR AND PEACE 

WORLD WAR 2
HMAS BARCOO                K375
HMAS BURDEKIN             K376
HMAS DIAMANTINA       K377
HMAS GASCOYNE            K354
HMAS HAWKESBURY      K363
HMAS LACHLAN              K364

POST WORLD WAR 2
HMAS BARWON                K406
HMAS MACQUARIE         K532
KOREA 1950 TO 1955
HMAS SHOALHAVEN      K535
HMAS MURCHISON         K442
HMAS CONDAMINE        K698
HMAS CULGOA                K408
Source: MA
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