A.H.S. Centaur MemorialPrint Page
A plaque commemorates those who perished on the Hospital Ship Centaur which was torpedoed by the Japanese on the 14th May 1943 during World War Two..
Centaur served as a medical transport between New Guinea and Australia. Before dawn on 14 May 1943, while on her second voyage, Centaur was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine off North Stradbroke Island, Queensland. Of the 332 people on board, only 64 were rescued by the the USS Mugford after spending 36 hours in the water.
|Address:||42 - 68 Palmer Street, Maritime Museum of Townsville, South Townsville, 4810|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -19.259244|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||14-May-1943|
|Actual Event End Date:||14-May-1943|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 14th May, 1993|
MEMORIAL To Those Who Perished When The Hospital Ship CENTAUR Was Torpedoed On 14th May 1943
"Greater Love Hath No Man Than This.
That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends"