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The Coral Sea Memorial Rockpool, at the Strand's Northern end was constructed in 1968 and is dedicated to the memory of the sailors and airmen who were killed in the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942.
The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought during 4–8 May 1942, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia. The battle was the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other, as well as the first in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the other.
|Address:||The Strand, Northern end, Townsville, 4810|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -19.239908|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-May-1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||08-May-1942|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 14th May, 1969|
TOWNSVILLE CITY COUNCIL
This Plaque Commemorates
The Official Opening Of The
CORAL SEA MEMORIAL SWIMMING POOL
His Worship The Mayor Of Townsville
ALDERMAN W.HAROLD PHILLIPS
On 14th May 1969.
In Memory Of The Sailors And Airmen
Who Fought And Died To Defend
Australia In The Battle Of The
Coral Sea 4th to 8th May 1942