Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

HMAS Parramatta (1941)

The plaque reads ...

HMAS ParramattaHMAS Parramatta (2)
1941 transferred from Red Sea Force to
Mediterranean Station for escort duty
in support of Western Desert Campaign
in Libya. Torpedoed by German Sub U559
while escorting ammunition ship "Hanne'
to relieve Tobruk'ss critical shortages.
138 crew lost - 9 known Tasmanians