Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

HMAS Perth (1942)

The plaque reads ...

HMAS PerthHMAS 'Perth'
1939 Aust Rep. at New York World Fair
late 1940 joined 7th Cruiser Squadron
1941 operations - Greece, Crete, Syria
14.02.1942 left Australia for Java
01.03.1942 torpedoed in Sunda Strait
on refuelling run after Surabaya.
681 crew - only 218 survived the war
Tasmanian casualties: 20 + 6 as POWs.