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HMAS Armidale Memorial : 25-January-2011
HMAS Armidale Memorial : 25-January-2011

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H.M.A.S. Armidale Memorial commemorates those who served in World War Two. 

The corvette HMAS Armidale was commissioned on June 11, 1942 to resupply and evacuate troops and civilians from Betano Bay, Timor in World War Two. It was attacked by Japanese aircraft on December 1 and sank within five minutes.

There were 149 crew on board, only 51 of whom survived. Named after Australian towns, corvettes were lightly armed and very crowded. Initially carrying between 60 and 80 men, the size of the crews increased as the ship`s equipment became more sophisticated.

Location

Address:Barney Street, Central Park, Armidale, 2350
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.516326
Long: 151.665115
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:01-December-1942
Actual Event End Date:01-December-1942
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Dedication

Front Inscription

H.M.A.S.
ARMIDALE 
MEMORIAL 

Honour Roll
H.M.A.S. Armidale
Lest We Forget
(Names)

 

Source: MA
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