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H.M.A.S. Geelong : 24-October-2011
H.M.A.S. Geelong : 24-October-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates H.M.A.S. Geelong which was sunk after a collision in 1944 during World War Two. 

HMAS Geelong (J201), named for the city of Geelong, Victoria, was one of 60 Bathurst-class corvettes constructed during World War Two, and one of 36 initially manned and commissioned solely by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Geelong was lost after a collision on 18 April 1944.She was one of only three Bathurst class corvettes lost during World War Two. 

Location

Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:18-October-1944
Actual Event End Date:18-October-1944

Dedication

Front Inscription

H.M.A.S. GEELONG
SUNK AFTER COLLISION 18.10.1944

Source: MA,SKP
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