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A.H.S. Centaur MemorialPrint Page Print this page

The monument is close to where the ship was sunk off Moreton Island in World War Two resulting in 268 deaths.

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:Hopewell Street, Cylinder Head, Stradbroke Island, Point Lookout, 4183
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.424709
Long: 153.535258
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:14-May-1943
Actual Event End Date:14-May-1943
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 15th May, 1994
Source: MA,MIV,SKP,QWMR
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