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A plaque commemorates those who lost their lives when the Centaur was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in May 1943 killing 268 people. The plaque has been placed underwater on the wreck of the Centaur which was re-discovered on 20 December 2009.

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. 64 survivors were rescued by the USS Mugford.

Location

Address:Centaur Wreck Site, Moreton Bay
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.293889
Long: 153.989444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 12th January, 2010
Front Inscription

2/3 AHS CENTAUR
ROLL OF HONOUR
2/12 Field Ambulance
Ship's Medical Staff
Merchant Navy Personnel

IN MEMORY OF SHIPMATES, RELATIVES, COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE ON A
MISSION OF MERCY, 14 MAY 1943

2/3 AHS CENTAUR ASSOCIATION
2010

LEST WE FORGET

 

Source: MA
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