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Two plaques commemorate "Q" Class Destroyers and other minor vessels who served in World War Two.
HMA Ships Quiberon and Quickmatch were lent to Australia by Britain in 1942. They saw service in the Mediterranean, where HMAS Quiberon helped sink the Italian submarine Dessie on 28 November 1942, and in the South Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Netherlands East Indies and Australia. Their main duties were convoy escort and anti-submarine patrol. After the Second World War they served in Japanese waters as part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force. Queenborough, Quality and Quadrant were loaned to the RAN in 1945, serving in postwar operations around Australia and New Guinea. After being transferred outright to the RAN in 1950, all except HMAS Quality were rebuilt as ‘Q’ class anti-submarine frigates.
|Address:||Rockingham Beach & Governor Roads, Naval Memorial Park , East Rockingham, 6168|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.262431|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||2012|
ANTI SUBMARINE FRIGATES
"Q" CLASS DESTROYERS
Gone But Not Forgotten Rest In Peace Shipmates