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Plaque:27-April-2016
Plaque:27-April-2016

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A plaque commemorates those who served on the Allied Chinese Ships during World War Two. The plaque is located on a raised circular mount near the National Corvette Memorial.

The terms Allied Chinese Ships and Allied China Fleet refer to 32 vessels of the Hong Kong-based China Navigation Company requisitioned by the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy during World War Two. Following the Battle of Singapore in early 1942, many of the requisitioned 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 (VSIS).

Location

Address:Garden Island Naval Base , Garden Island, 2011
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.859202
Long: 151.130693
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 POYANG
HMAS PING WO
HMAS YUNNAN
HMAS WANG PU
VSIS TAIPING
VSIS CHANGTE

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED 

LEST WE FORGET
Source: MA
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