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01-November-2014 (John Huth)
01-November-2014 (John Huth)

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The plaque commemorates those who served on the Allied Chinese Ships during World War Two.

Following the fall of Hong Kong followed by Singapore in World War Two there were approximately 32 ships owned by the China Navigation Company (head office Hong Kong) and leased out. Six ships were requisitioned by the Royal Australian Navy, four of which became HMA `Ships` and two of which became Vitalising Supply Issuing Ships (VSIS) - store ships working with the Royal Navy in the Western Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean sea. They were manned by Royal Australian Navy personnel.


Address:412 Stanley Street, Queensland Maritime Museum , South Brisbane, 4101
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.481908
Long: 153.025523
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 11th November, 1997
Front Inscription

Allied Chinese Ships

HMAS Poyang
HMAS Ping Wo
HMAS Yunnan
HMAS Whang Pu
VSIS Taiping
VSIS Changte

In memory of those who served

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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