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27-April-2016
27-April-2016

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A plaque commemorates Australian destroyers Quiberon and Quickmatch who served with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla of the Royal Navy during World War Two. The plaque is located on a raised circular mount near the National Corvette Memorial.

HMAS Quiberon was a Q-class destroyer of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Although built for the Royal Navy and remaining British property until 1950, Quiberon was one of two Q-class destroyers commissioned into the RAN during World War Two. She was passed into full RAN ownership in 1950, and converted into an anti-submarine frigate.

HMAS Quickmatch was a Q-class destroyer operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Although commissioned into the RAN in 1942, the ship was initially the property of the Royal Navy. Quickmatchserved with both the British Eastern Fleet and British Pacific Fleet during World War Two. In the 1950s, the destroyer was converted into an anti-submarine frigate. 

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
Approx. Event Start Date:1942
Approx. Event End Date:1945

Dedication

Front Inscription
AUSTRALIAN DESTROYERS
FOURTH DESTROYER FLOTILLA (ROYAL NAVY)
            H.M.A.SHIPS

Quiberon                         Quickmatch

          BATTLE HONOURS
Mediterranean 1942       English Channel 1942
North Africa 1942-43      Atlantic 1943
Atlantic 1943                  Sabang  1944
Okinawa 1945                Okinawa 1945
Japan 1945 
Steamed in many theatres of war on continuous service 1942 -1945
Source: MA
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