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Royal Australian Navy Corvettes : 2-April-2011
Royal Australian Navy Corvettes : 2-April-2011
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Plaque commemorates those who served on the Royal Australian Navy Corvettes which escorted wartime convoys, rescued seamen from drowning, attacked and sank submarines, and bombarded enemy positions during World War Two.

They ferried soldiers, surveyed uncharted water, landed spies and Special Forces, and shot down aircraft. They were there until the bitter end when Singapore fell, and their crews later claimed to have liberated Hong Kong.

Four Australian corvettes were in Tokyo Bay for the final surrender of the Japanese in 1945. RAN corvettes served in the Pacific, the Java Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Persian Gulf, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
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:Wednesday 17th March, 2004
Front Inscription

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED 
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Royal Australian Navy corvettes

This single plaque is dedicated by the RAN Corvette Associations of Australia in recognition of each of the 56 Australian-built Second World War RAN corvettes.

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