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05-December-2012
05-December-2012
Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Bryan Cole

A plaque commemorates those who served on board Allied Chinese Ships during World War Two.

The terms Allied Chinese Ships and Allied China Fleet refer to 32 vessels of the Hong Kong-based China Navigation Company requesitioned by the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy during World War Two. Following the Battle of Singapore in early 1942, many of the requesitioned ships joined the Allied retreat to Australia. Six were acquired by the Royal Australian Navy; four of these were commissioned as auxiliary warships, while two served as Victualing Supply Issuing Ships.

Location

Address:Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, South Australian 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
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Front Inscription

ALLIED CHINESE SHIPS

HMAS PAYONG
HMAS PING WO
HMAS YUNNAN
HMAS WHANG PU  
VSIS   TAIPING
VSIS   CHANGTE

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED
LEST WE FORGET

Source: MA,TOH
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