Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

HMAS Canberra (1942)

The plaque reads ...

HMAS CanberraHMAS 'Canberra'

'Kent" class heavy cruiser
1942 part of Pacific Task Force 44.
Escorted Squadron Y to Tulagi landings
09.08.1942 mortaal night attack while
on patrol south of Savo Island.
Known Tasmanian crew members lost
during WW2 - 2 from illness 1941
and 4 from Savo Island action 1942.