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H.M.A.S. Hobart : 11-March-2012
H.M.A.S. Hobart : 11-March-2012
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque 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
Long: 145.047069
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 11th November, 2010
Front Inscription

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


Source: MA
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