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A plaque commemorates sailors who served on the 56 Bathurst Class Corvettes during World War Two.

The Bathurst class corvettes were a class of general purpose vessels produced in Australia during World War Two. Originally classified as minesweepers, but widely referred to as corvettes, the Bathurst class vessels fulfilled a broad anti-submarine, anti-mine, and convoy escort role.

The 56 corvettes commissioned as Australian vessels travelled a combined total of 6,700,000 nautical miles (12,400,000 km; 7,700,000 mi) during their service with the RAN. A total of 83 personnel were killed in service across the entire service life of the class.

Location

Address:Lincoln Highway, HMAS Whyalla Maritime Museum, Whyalla, 5600
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.019143
Long: 137.57473
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
Source: TOH , MA
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