H.M.A.S. HobartPrint Page
Commemorates those who served on the H.M.A.S. Hobart during World War Two
|Address:||300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden, Heidelberg, 3081|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.755725|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 11th November, 2010|
HMAS Hobart Australian Light Cruiser WWII
The second of 3 RN cruisers to join the RAN, Hobart was commissioned on 28 September 1938.
Her original complement of 650 swelled to over 900 by war`s end. On July 1943, whilst operating in the Coral Sea, thirteen officers and ratings were lost after the ship was extensively damaged when she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine at long range.
Battle Honours Mediterranean 1941 Coral Sea 1942 Guadalcanal 1942 - 1943 Pacific 1945
Joined other Commonwealth warships for the formal Japanese surrender ceremony on 2 September 1945. Remained in service until placed on the Disposal List. The ship was sold in February 1962 for breaking up in Japan and sailed from Sydney under tow on 3 March 1962 for demolition.
Lest We Forget
Dr Vincent Nursey served HMAS Hobart 19 year old naval rating at the time of the Coral Sea attack 11 November 2010