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The plaque commemorates all merchant seaman who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two.

 

Location

Address:Bradford & Wileman Streets, Memorial Oval Gates , Whyalla, 5600
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.035696
Long: 137.570531
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 11th November, 2008
Front Inscription

Commemorating Australian Merchant Navy

In honour of all the merchant seamen who paid the supreme sacrifice in unarmed ships that ran the gauntlet in war zones carrying supplies and cargoes and transferring wounded around the Australian coastline.

Fifty-one vessels were sunk and another 25 chased or attacked including vessels which carried steelmaking cargoes 
between Whyalla and NSW

Unveiled by Whyalla Mayor Jim Pollock

11. 11. 2008

Source: MA
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