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Submarine Periscope Memorial
Submarine Periscope Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The Submarine Periscope Memorial comprising a periscope from HM Submarine Tabard is dedicated to members of the Allied submarine crews based in Fremantle during the Second World War. The memorial was unveiled by Sir Douglas Kendrew, the Governor of Western Australia, on Trafalgar Day (21 October), 1972. 

The memorial was completed by the President & Members of the (Royal Navy) Submarine Old Comrades Association - WA (SOCA-WA). They are now known as the Royal Navy Submariners Association - Australia Branch.

Location

Address:High Street, Monument Hill Memorial Reserve , Fremantle, 6160
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.051389
Long: 115.756667
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:Saturday 21st October, 1972
Front Inscription

(on periscope)

Attack periscope from HMS/M Tabard built at Scotts Greenock Scotland 1945.
Unveiled by his Excellency Gov. Gen Sir Douglas Kendrick KCMG, GB,CBE, DSO 21/10/1972 "Trafalgar Day"

(Plaque 1)

In memory of the submariners still on patrol.
Erected by Submariners Old Comrades Association (WA)

(Plaque 2 )

To commemorate the close ties forged between the People of Fremantle and the Officers and Men of the British and Allied Submarines of the 4th & 8th Flotillas based in Fremantle during World War II.

Inscription in Proximity

SUBMARINE PERISCOPE MEMORIAL

Source: MA, John Keating
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