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26-April-2016
26-April-2016

Photographs supplied by Peter Williams
A monument commemorates H.M.A.S Shropshire and all who served in her during World War Two. 

HMS Shropshire was a Royal Navy (RN) heavy cruiser of the London sub-class of County-class cruisers. She is the only warship to have been named after Shropshire, England. Completed in 1929, Shropshire served with the RN until 1942, when she was transferred to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) following the loss of sister ship HMAS Canberra. Commissioned as HMAS Shropshire, the ship remained in RAN service until 1949, and was sold for scrap in 1954.

Location

Address:Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island Naval Base, Garden Island , 2011
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.859027
Long: 151.230537
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Front Inscription
H.M.A.S. SHROPSHIRE 
COUNTY/LONDON CLASS
HEAVY CRUISER
8 x 8" and
8 x 4" guns
( RAN Service Campaigns)
RADIO CALL SIGN
'PORTHOLE'

SHIP`S COMPANY AWARDED
67 HONOURS AND AWARDS
1 DSO 1 MBE  2 BARS TO DSO  6 DSC 16 DSM 3 BEM
35 MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES AND 3 US AWARDS 
LOST ON ACTIVE SERVICE 

(Names)
TO THE MEMORY OF ALL WHO SERVED IN HMAS SHROPSHIRE
Source: MA
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