7th (Australian) Flotilla "N" Class DestroyersPrint Page Print this page


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The plaque commemorates the 7th Flotilla "N" Class Australian destroyers who served in World War Two. The plaque is located on a raised circular mount near the National Corvette Memorial.

A total of five N Class Destroyers were transferred from the Royal Navy to the Royal Australian Navy and although commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy and crewed by Australian sailors they remained the property of the Royal Navy. Another three N class Ships were built and two were operated by Holland and one by Poland.


Address:Garden Island Naval Base , Garden Island, 2011
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.859202
Long: 151.230693
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1942
Approx. Event End Date:1945


Front Inscription

The 7th (Australian) Flotilla
N" Class Destroyers

Battle Honours

HMAS Napier :  Crete 1941 - Libya 1941
                          Burma 1944 - 45 - Okinawa 1945
HMAS Nizam :   Malta Convoys 1941 - Crete 1941
                           Libya 1941 - Okinawa 1945
HMAS Nestor :   Jutland 1916 - Bismark 1941
                           Atlantic 1941 - Malta Convoys 1941 - 42
                           (Sunk 16 June 1942) 
HMAS Norman : Burma 1944 - 45 - Okinawa 1945
HMAS Nepal :     Burma 1944 - 45 - Okinawa 1945


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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