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03-May-2017
03-May-2017

Photographs supplied by Harry Frochter / Bryan Hardy

A plaque and a pennant commemorates H.M.A.S. Perth.

H.M.A.S. Perth was built at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard and commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS Amphion on 15 June 1936. Purchased by the Australian Government, she was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on 29 June 1939.

The ship was torpedoed by the Japanese and sank on 1 March 1942. Of the Perth`s company of 686, only 218 were repatriated. Many became prisoners of war and were incarcerated in camp near Batavia, Java

Location

Address:38 St Georges Terrace, Soldiers Chapel, St George`s Cathedral, Perth, 6000
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.955556
Long: 115.860833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:01-March-1942
Actual Event End Date:01-March-1942

Dedication

Front Inscription

This plaque and pennant is a memorial to the crew of the HMAS Perth

Sunk in action off Banten Bay Java

1 March 1942

Source: MA,SKP
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