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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.
|Address:||Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.279626|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 17th March, 2004|
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED
Ararat Armidale Ballarat Bathurst Benalla Bendigo Bowen Broome Bunbury Bundaberg Burnie Cairns Castlemaine Cessnock Colac Cootamundra Cowra Deloraine Dubbo Echuca Fremantle Gawler Geelong Geraldton Gladstone Glenelg Goulburn Gympie Horsham Inverell Ipswich Junee Kalgoorlie Kapunda Katoomba Kiama Latrobe Launceston Lismore Lithgow Maryborough Mildura Parkes Pirie Rockhampton Shepparton Stawell Strahan Tamworth Toowoomba Townsville Wagga Wallaroo Warrnambool Whyalla Wollongong
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.