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The plaque  commemorates the Royal Australian Navy (R.A.N.) River Class Frigates, and the men who served in them in war and peace from 1942 to 1979

The River-class frigates which are all named after Australian rivers, were built in Australia.  All but one of the River-class frigates were sold and scrapped after they were decommissioned, with HMAS Diamantina preserved as a museum ship at the Queensland Maritime Museum.

Location

Address:Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island Naval Base, Garden Island, 2011
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.859202
Long: 151.230693
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th February, 2011
Front Inscription

RAN RIVER CLASS FRIGATES
1942 To 1979

Dedicated To The Ships And Men Who
Served In Them In War And Peace

World War 2
HMAS Barcoo             K375
HMAS Burdekin          K376
HMAS Diamantina      K377
HMAS Gascoyne        K354
HMAS Hawkesbury    K363
HMAS Lachlan           K364

Post World War 2
HMAS Barwon           K406
HMAS Macquarie       K532

Korea 1950 to 1955
HMAS Shoalhaven    K535
HMAS Murchison      K442
HMAS Condamine    K698
HMAS Culgoa           K408

Source: MA
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