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H. M. A. S. Warrnambool : 2-April-2011
H. M. A. S. Warrnambool : 2-April-2011
Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans

Plaque commemorates the personnel who served on the H.M.A.S. Warrnambool during World War Two.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280169
Long: 149.147612
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

HMAS WARRNAMBOOL

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

 

Source: MA
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