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21-May-2009 (Diane Watson)
21-May-2009 (Diane Watson)

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / John Huth / Ian Bevege

A monument commemorates the sinking of the HMAS Warrnambool and the loss of four crew during World War Two.

On the 13th September 1947, the HMAS Warrnambool struck a mine at Cockburn reef and sank with the loss of four lives. The four sailors had become the last naval casualties of World War Two operations.

Location

Address:Coral Sea Drive , Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial Park, Cardwell, 4849
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -18.246818
Long: 146.01537
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2

Dedication

Front Inscription

To Commemorate The Loss Of HMAS WARRNAMBOOL
A Bathurst Class Corvette
Commissioned On 23rd September 1941 And Sunk During Minesweeping Operations Off Cockburn Reef 13th September 1947 With The Loss Of The Following Crew - 

Stoker R.J.Garret 34344
Able Seaman J.H.Hyland 28583
Signalman N.L. Lott 28608
Able Seaman D.B.Sigg 31199

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them
LEST WE FORGET

Source: MA
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