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22-July-2015
22-July-2015
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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.

Location

Address:42 - 68 Palmer Street, Maritime Museum of Townsville, South Townsville, 4810
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.259244
Long: 146.823733
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:Friday 14th May, 1993
Front Inscription

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"
John 15:13

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