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26-July-2015
26-July-2015
Photographs supplied by Bryan Cole

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.

Location

Address:Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, South Australia Naval Memorial Garden , North Adelaide, 5006
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.914075
Long: 138.600534
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1939
Approx. Event End Date:1942

Dedication

Front Inscription
           IN MEMORY OF
       H.M.A.S. PERTH
          1939 -1942
AND THOSE WHO SERVED IN HER
LOST IN ACTION 1-3-1942 

 
Source: TOH, MA
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