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A series of plaques commemorate H.M.A.S. Perth and those who served and those who lost their lives when the ship was sunk during World War Two. 

HMAS Perth was a modified Leander-class light cruiser operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during the early part of World War Two. 

In February 1942, Perth survived the Allied defeat at the Battle of the Java Sea, only then to be torpedoed and sunk by the Imperial Japanese Navy at the battle of Sunda Strait. Of the 681 sailors aboard, 353 were killed in battle. All but four of the 328 survivors were captured as prisoners of war: 106 died in captivity, and the surviving 218 were returned home to Australia after the war.

In late 2013, divers found that the wreck of Perth had been partially stripped by Indonesian marine salvagers.


Address:17 Bias Avenue, Bupa Aged Care , Bateau Bay, 2261
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.379444
Long: 151.478889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Source: NRWM, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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