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24-May-2014
24-May-2014
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A plaque commemorates the Fairmile Ships of the Royal Australian Navy and all who served in them.

During World War Two, the Royal Australian Navy decided to employ Fairmile ships to provide a fast craft for escort duties, anti-submarine activities, carrying commandos and raiding Japanese-held bases.

Location

Address:Dial Street, HMAS Shropshire Naval Memorial Park, Ulverstone, 7315
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.153333
Long: 146.169444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2010
Front Inscription

1939 - 1945

Fairmile Ships of the Royal Australian 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 South-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

Source: MA
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