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

A plaque commemorates H.M.A.S. Matafele which was lost at sea during World War Two. 

HMAS Matafele was a small cargo and passenger vessel which was operated by Burns Philp from 1938 to 1942 and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) from 1943 until she was lost with all of her crew as a result of an accident in June 1944.

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:20-June-1944
Actual Event End Date:20-June-1944

Dedication

Front Inscription

HMAS MATAFELE
LOST AT SEA 20. 6. 44

Source: MA,SKP
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