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j.sabourn
26th February 2018, 11:52 PM
At midnight on the 28 February 1942 ( tomorrow) brings to mind the loss of the cruiser HMAS Perth 1.
This gallant ship was sunk by the Japanese after a fierce battle in the Sunda Strait.
That wartime tragedy was the heaviiest sacrifice made by the Royal Australian Navy, second only to HMAS Sydney, lost with all 647 hands.
JWS

Doc Vernon
26th February 2018, 11:56 PM
Thanks JS
Hope you wont mind me adding this informative Link
Cheers

https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/perth/loss

happy daze john in oz
27th February 2018, 04:40 AM
Thanks JS
Hope you wont mind me adding this informative Link
Cheers

https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/perth/loss


Vernon, that is the correct way to add a link by being polite, not like one who just sticks them in if you want it or not.

Keith at Tregenna
27th February 2018, 05:21 PM
Hopefully. the link below will be of interest and suitably posted on this thread ?

Ballarat war veteran and HMAS Perth survivor remembered

A World War Two veteran and HMAS Perth survivor will be remembered not only for his contribution to the country, but as a family man who was heavily involved in the Ballarat community.

David Manning died on Wednesday, February 21, after participating in what would be his last public duty at a Ballarat ex-prisoner of war event on February 4.

Mr Manning survived two major naval engagements before he was captured by the Japanese after two allied cruisers, HMAS Perth and USS Houston, sailed head-on into a Japanese invasion fleet, resulting in the deaths of more than 11,000 men.

Access Denied (http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5250663/ballarat-war-veteran-and-hmas-perth-survivor-remembered/)

Captain Kong
27th February 2018, 05:49 PM
regarding the mention of loss of the HMAS SYDNEY above,
In Geraldton. WA on top of the hill over looking the town is an excellent memorial to the men lost.
The dome has a few hundred "Sea Gulls" welded together each one is a member of the crew who died, She was lost and missing with all hands. in WW2 sunk by the germans.

see below.,

Keith at Tregenna
27th February 2018, 06:33 PM
Thanks Captain Kong for as ever your valued input
and a information.

Regards Keith,

j.sabourn
27th February 2018, 08:54 PM
Going up there again next month Brian, every time I go there seem to be too busy to get to see. Will make a special effort this time. Cheers JWS.

Captain Kong
27th February 2018, 08:58 PM
l worth a visit John
every time we go to Geraldton we have always been there it is so authentic and real.
Enjoy your trip Cheers

Brian