Able Seaman L. L. RighettiPrint Page
Plaque outside Daylesford RSL commemorates Able Seaman Righetti and the crew of HMAS Perth. Able Seaman Righetti was killed in action on the 1st March 1942 in the Sunda Strait.
In February 1942, Perth survived the Allied defeat at the Battle of the Java Sea, before being torpedoed and sunk at the Battle of Sunda Strait. Of the 681 men aboard, 353 were killed. All but four of the 328 survivors were captured as prisoners of war. Of those captured, 106 died in captivity and the surviving 218 were repatriated after the war.
|Address:||20 Vincent Street, Daylesford RSL, Daylesford, 3460|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.340978|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||1942-03-01|
|Actual Event End Date:||1942-03-01|
THANK YOU A.S. L.L.RIGHETTI AND THE CREW OF THE H.M.A.S. PERTH
K.I.A. SUNDRA STRAIT