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H.M.A.S. Warrnambool : 21-March-2012
H.M.A.S. Warrnambool : 21-March-2012
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A plaque commemorates those who served in H.M.A.S. Warrnambool during World War Two until it was sunk in September 1947. 

HMAS Warrnambool (J202), named for the city of Warrnambool, Victoria was one of 60 Bathurst-class corvettes constructed during World War Two, and one of 36 initially manned and commissioned solely by the Royal Australian Navy. Warrnambool sank after she hit a mine in the Great Barrier Reef on 13 September 1947, with the loss of four lives. 


Address:Liebig & Merri Streets, Warrnambool RSL, Warrnambool, 3260
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.387223
Long: 142.480539
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:23-September-1941
Actual Event End Date:13-September-1947


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 13th September, 1995
Front Inscription


A Bathurst Class A.M.S. (Corvette) Built At
Mort's Dock, Sydney And Commissioned
On 23rd September 1941.

Operating From Darwin At A Critical Time In
Company With H.M.A.S. Kalgoorlie, The Two
Ships Rescued The Crew Of The Destroyer, HMAS
Voyager, From Betano Bay, Portugese Timor On
25th September 1942.  After A Very Active
Wartime Career, Warrnambool Joined The 20th
Minesweeping Flotilla After Hostilies Ceased
To Clear Mines Laid During The War. On 13th
September 1947, While Opening Up A Line Of
Mines Off Cockburn Reef, North Queensland,
The Ship Struck A Mine And Sank With The Loss
Of Four Sailors And Twenty-Six Seriously Hurt.
This Memorial Honours The Memory Of All
The Officers And Men Who Served
In This Gallant Ship.

At the going down of the sun,
and in the morning
we will remember them.
13th September 1995.

Source: MA
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