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Corvettes Memorial : 20-December-2012
Corvettes Memorial : 20-December-2012

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Bryan Cole

The Corvettes Memorial commemorates the 56 Australian built Corvettes and those who served in them during World War Two.

Location

Address:Adelphi Terrace, Wigley Reserve, Glenelg, 5045
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.975758
Long: 138.513928
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 18th October, 1992
Front Inscription

To commemorate the 56 Bathurst Class corvettes built in Australia during World War II and the crews who served in them

Length overall  180 feet
Beam 31 feet
Standard displacement 650 tons
Engines Twin Screw
1750-2000 H.P. Reciprocating
Maximum Speed 15 knots
Endurance 4200 miles at 10 knots
Crew 75-100

Erected by R.A.N. Corvettes Association ( S.A.)
Dedicated 18th October, 1992 

Left Side Inscription

Goulburn  Parkes  Inverell  Pirie  Ipswich  Rockhampton  Junee  Shepparton  Kapunda  Stawell  Katoomba  Strahan Kalgoorlie  Tamworth  Kiama  Toowoomba  Latrobe  Townsville  Launceston  Wagga  Lismore  Warrnambool  Lithgow Wallaroo  Maryborough  Whyalla  Mildura  Wollongong

Back Inscription

 R.A.N. Corvette

Right Side Inscription

Ararat  Colac  Armidale  Cootamundra  Ballarat  Cowra  Bathurst  Deloraine  Benalla  Dubbo  Bendigo  Echuca  Bowen Fremantle  Broome  Gawler  Bunbury  Geelong  Bundaberg  Geraldton  Burnie  Gladstone  Cairns  Glenelg  Castlemaine Gympie  Cessnock  Horsham 

Source: MA,TOH
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