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HMAS Shropshire Memorial Park : 21-November-2011
HMAS Shropshire Memorial Park : 21-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Lorne Lewis

Shropshire Park was initially established to remember the crew of HMAS Shropshire, a cruiser given to the Australian Navy to replace the HMAS Canberra after this ship was destroyed in action off Savo Island, in the Solomons in August 1942.

The park was constructed in 1982 initially to honour only the Shropshire; however, it is now a memorial home to over a hundred naval ships with accounts of their histories. It features a memorial to the Canberra as well as HMAS Australia and the 7th Australian Destroyer Fleet.

H.M.S. Shropshire was a Royal Navy (RN) heavy cruiser of the London sub-class of County class cruisers. She is the only ship to have been named after Shropshire, England. Completed in 1929, Shropshire served with the Royal Navy until 1942, when she was transferred to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) following the loss of sister ship H.M.A.S. Canberra. Commissioned as H.M.A.S. Shropshire, the ship remained in RAN service until 1949, and was sold for scrap in 1954.

 

Location

Address:Dial Street, Shropshire Naval Memorial Park, Ulverstone, 7315
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.153333
Long: 146.169444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1982
Front Inscription
A NAVAL MEMORIAL PARK

SHROPSHIRE PARK
Source: MA
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