H.M.A.S. ShropshirePrint Page
Plaque commemorates the personnel who served on the H.M.A.S. Shropshire during World War Two.
|Address:||Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.280169|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
In memory of
HEAVY CRUISER HMAS SHROPSHIRE
Pacific Area 1943 - 45
During its service in the Pacific, HMAS Shropshire supported 15 landings and carried out 56 bombardments ; destroyed nine shore batteries and 19 attacking aircraft ; relayed over 90% of air attack radar warnings to the US 7th Fleet during the liberation of the Philippines; and engaged a Japanese battleship at Surigao Strait.
Six members of Shropshire`s crew died on active service.
Lest we forget