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A plaque commemorates those who perished on the USS Sims during the Battle of the Coral Sea .

USS Sims (DD-409) was the lead ship of her class of destroyers in the United States Navy during World War Two. She was the first ship to be named for William Sims, an Admiral who pushed for the modernization of the Navy.

USS Sims commanded by  Lieutenant Commander  Willford Milton Hyman was sunk by Japanese aircraft during the Battle of the Coral Sea .  There were only 14 survivors. The Commander was among those killed in action.

 

Location

Address:Coral Sea Drive, Coral Sea Memorial Park, Cardwell , 4849
State:QLD
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -18.246822
Long: 146.015344
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:07-May-1942
Actual Event End Date:07-May-1942

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 2nd May, 2012
Front Inscription

USS Sims
DD-409

In memory of those who perished during the Battle of the Coral Sea 7th May 1942

[ Names ]

Sit tibi mare libis
(Light lie the sea upon thee)

Source: MA
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