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Detail 4 :27-April-2016
Detail 4 :27-April-2016

Photographs supplied by Peter Williams

The monument commemorates those who served in and built the Royal Australian Navy Corvettes of World War Two. 

The Corvettes were a fleet of 56 small minesweeper, convoy and sub-chasing vessels, each named after a country town.


Address:Garden Island Naval Base , Garden Island, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.859237
Long: 151.230758
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Monument Designer:Richard Goodwin


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1996
Front Inscription

A nation`s past is the reservoir from which it draws strrength and inspiration for its future

This memorial honours the 56 Australian Bathurst Class corvettes and the men who built and sailed in them

May their deeds give strength and inspiration to all who now bear the torch of freedom

Lest We Forget

These men gave their lives
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[ List of Corvettes ]


Inscription in Proximity

The National Corvette Memorial
This National Corvette Memorial honours the 56 Navy Corvettes of World War Two and the Australian sailors who sailed the seas in them in war and peace.  The superstructure symbolises a shipyard with the bow of a Corvette emerging through a wave and thrusting seaward, seeking the element in which it is to serve. In this historic maritime setting, between the sea and a working dockyard, it expresses a sense of naval authority and tradition, the manifestation of the nation`s security at sea. 

The plaque, set in a stylised monolith, lists the names of the cities and towns the Corvettes proudly boreand the areas in which they served. It immortalises those of their ship`s companies who lost their lives in our country`s service, their names set in bronze.  The items and uniforms in the glass capsule belong to those whose

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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