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The plaque commemorates the officers and men who served on H.M.A.S. Warrnambool during World War Two. The plaque is located on a raised circular mount near the National Corvette Memorial.

H.M.A.S. Warrnambool (J202), named for the city of Warrnambool, Victoria was one of the 60 Bathurst -class corvettes constructed during World War Two, and one of 36 initially manned and commissioned solely by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Warrnambool sank after she hit a mine in the Great Barrier Reef on 13 September 1947. She was one of only four Bathurst class corvettes lost while in Australian service, and the only one lost after World War Two.


Address:Garden Island Naval Base , Garden Island, 2011
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.859202
Long: 151.130693
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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 13th September, 1997
Front Inscription

               H.M.A.S. Warrnambool J202
Bathurst-Class A.M.S. Corvette Built At Morts Dock And Commissioned 22 September 1941

                            Battle Honours
               New Guinea 1942  Pacific 1942 - 1945

13 September 1947 Struck A Mine While Sweeping Off Cockburn Reef North Queensland And Sank With Three Sailors Dying Of Injuries And One Believed Drowned And Three Officers And Twenty-Six Sailors Injured, Thirteen Dangerously
In Memory Of The Officers And Men Who Served

                      Lest We Forget
                13th September 1997



Source: MA
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