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United States Navy : 25-October-2011
United States Navy : 25-October-2011
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A plaque commemorates the United States Navy contingent (Desron 4) that served with the Royal Australian Navy during World War Two. 

Destroyer Squadron 4 (Desron 4) in World War Two initially consisted of Porter-class flagship Selfridge and the eight Bagley-class destroyers of 1937. In June 1942, the squadron was transferred to Australia, where it joined cruisers HMAS Australia, Canberra and Hobart and USS Chicago in forming Task Force 44 under RAdm. Victor A.C. Crutchley, RN.  In August, this force—as Task Force 62.2—led the landings at Guadalcanal that commenced Operation “Watchtower.”

Location

Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
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

UNITED STATES NAVY

Desron 4 Which Operated With
Australian Naval Squadrons in World War 2

U.S.S. SELFRIDGE Flag

DESDIV-7 
·U.S.S. Henley
 U.S.S. Helm
·U.S.S. Blue
 U.S.S. Bagley

DESDIV 8  
U.S.S. Mugford
U.S.S. Ralph Talbot
U.S.S. Patterson
·U.S.S. Jarvis

· Lost In Action

 

Source: MA
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