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13-September-2014
13-September-2014

Photographs supplied by Russell Byers

The Centaur Memorial Nursing Home and Hostel erected in memory of AHS Centaur which was sunk by the Japanese during World War Two.

Australian Hospital Ship (AHS) Centaur was a hospital ship which was attacked and sunk by a Japanese submarine off the coast of Queensland, Australia, on 14 May 1943. Of the 332 medical personnel and civilian crew aboard, 268 were killed. Of the 332 people on board, only 64 were rescued by the USS Mugford.

Location

Address:21 West Terrace, Caloundra, 4551
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.797905
Long: 153.121253
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:14-May-1943
Actual Event End Date:14-May-1943

Dedication

Front Inscription

WAR VETERANS HOME 
     CALOUNDRA 
"LEST WE FORGET" 

 

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