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Plaque commemorates all who served in H.M.A.S. Perth which was lost in action during World War Two.
In February 1942, Perth survived the Allied defeat at the Battle of the Java Sea, only then to be torpedoed and sunk by the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of Sunda Strait. Of the 681 sailors aboard, 353 were killed in battle. All but four of the 328 survivors were captured as prisoners of war: 106 died in captivity, and the surviving 218 were returned home to Australia after the war.
In late 2013, divers found that the wreck of Perth had been partially stripped by Indonesian marine salvagers.
|Address:||Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, South Australia Naval Memorial Garden , North Adelaide, 5006|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.914075|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1939|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1942|
IN MEMORY OF
AND THOSE WHO SERVED IN HER
LOST IN ACTION 1-3-1942