Fremantle Royal Australian Navy Corvettes Memorial

Details

Location Monument Hill Memorial Reserve, High Street, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Sandstone with bronze plaques

Built Not yet discovered
Opened 7 October 1984
Inscription

Royal Australian Navy Corvettes

In memory of those who served in the 56 Australian built Corvettes during World War II
1939 -1945

and the post war crews who were involved in minesweeping service afloat

1939 - 1945

Inscription in Proximity
Corvettes - 56 gallant little ships of the RAN built very hurriedly in Australian Dockyards during 1939 to 1940. Areas of service - Pacific, Coral Sea, New Guinea, Timor, Burma, Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal. Their job - Minesweeping, troop convoy and landings, bombarding, commando support and aircraft barrage, hunting hostile submarines and keeping sea lanes open. The "Bollards" placed on the paved area symbolise those on the Fo`C`stle and the only seats available apart from the deck for the crew to escape the heat and oppression of the Mess Deck during their very limited leisure time.

Condition

To be confirmed

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