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26-July-2015
26-July-2015
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Plaque commemorates all who served and those who lost their lives whilst serving on H.M.A.S. Yarra during World War Two.

HMAS Yarra , named for the Yarra River, was a Grimsby class sloop of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) that served during World War Two. Commissioned in 1936, Yarra spent the early part of the war in Australian waters, then was transferred to the East Indies Station in 1940. The sloop operated in the Red Sea, then was involved in the Anglo-Iraqi War and the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran. After operating as part of the Tobruk Ferry Service in the Mediterranean during November, Yarra was reassigned to Southeast Asia in response to Japanese attacks. On 4 March 1942, Yarra was attacked and sunk by a force of Japanese cruisers and destroyers while attempting to protect ships withdrawing to Australia. Of Yarra (II)'s total complement of 151, 138 including the Captain and all officers were killed in the action or died subsequently on the rafts.

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:04-March-1942

Dedication

Front Inscription
HMAS YARRA

   (Insignia)
 Hunt And Strike 

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
AND ALL WHO SERVED IN HER



 
Source: TOH, MA
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