U.S.S. Mugford MemorialPrint Page
A monument recognises the bravery of the captain and crew of the USS Mugford who rescued survivors of the AHS Centaur during World War Two.
The crew of the United States destroyer USS Mugford rescued the survivors of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur on the 15th May 1943. The USS Mugford was at considerable risk of attack by enemy submarines and members of the crew showed great bravery in entering the shark infested waters to aid survivors.
|Address:||Tweed Terrace, Point Danger, Coolangatta, 4225|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -28.164191|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 14th May, 1993|
In Recognition Of The Bravery And Compassion Of The Commander & Crew Of The United States Destroyer USS Mugford Who Rescued The Survivors Of The Australian Hospital Ship Centaur On The 15th May 1943.
To Effect The Rescue Mugford Was At Considerable Risk Of Attack By Enemy Submarines.
Members Of The Crew Showed Great Bravery In Entering The Shark Infested Waters To Aid Survivors.
This Plaque Was Presented By The Australian American Association, Gold Coast, Queensland Division.
A Major Sponsor Of The Centaur Memorial Fund.