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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.
|Address:||Coral Sea Drive, Coral Sea Memorial Park, Cardwell , 4849|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -18.246822|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||07-May-1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||07-May-1942|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 2nd May, 2012|
In memory of those who perished during the Battle of the Coral Sea 7th May 1942
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Sit tibi mare libis
(Light lie the sea upon thee)