H.M.A.S. WarrnamboolPrint Page
Plaque commemorates the personnel who served on the H.M.A.S. Warrnambool 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|
Australia New Guinea Netherlands East Indies
Commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in September 1941, the minesweeper HMAS Warrnambool was present during the first Japanese attack on Darwin and rescued survivors from a burning ship. Warrnambool carried out many more rescues, including those from HMAS Voyager, survived 18 air raids, and ferried 4,000 troops around New Guinea. It also hunted Japanese submarines and protected convoys around the Australian coast.
After the war, Warrnambool cleared mines from the waters of the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and the Great Barrier Reef. It struck a mine near Cockburn Reef on 13 September 1947 and sank shortly afterwards. Four sailors died.
R. J. Garret • J.L. Hyland • N.L. Lott • D.B. Sigg
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM