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02-April-2011
02-April-2011
Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Russell Byers

A plaque commemorates the ships and men who served in the Scrap Iron Flotilla during World War Two.

The Scrap Iron Flotilla was an Australian destroyer group that operated in the Mediterranean and Pacific during World War Two. The name scrap iron flotilla was bestowed upon the group by Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.

The flotilla consisted of five Royal Australian Navy (R.A.N.) destroyers. The five ships of the flotilla had been Rotal navy ships that had been built and served during the First World War and transferred to the R.A.N. in the 1930s.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Front Inscription

IN MEMORY OF THE SHIPS AND MEN OF THE 
'SCRAP IRON FLOTILLA'
1939 - 1945 
HMA SHIPS


Stuart  Vampire  Vendetta  Voyager  Waterhen

Calabria  Greece Crete Matapan  Libya  Tobruk  
Malta convoys  Malaya  Indian Ocean  Timor  New Guinea  
Pacific 1942-1945

Waterhen lost 30.6.41 - Mediterranean
Vampire lost 9.4.42 - Bay of Bengal
Voyager lost 25.9.42 - Timor

Source: MA
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