Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

SS Wollongbar (1943)

The plaque reads ...

WollongbarS.S. 'Wollongbar' (DEMS)
Left Byron Bay NSW bound for Sydney
cargo of bacon & 18,000 cases of butter.
Torpedoed off Crescent Bay 29.04.1943
sank with loss of 32 crew including
Tasmanian RAN DEMS gunner:-
White, Dennis Francis AB H610 MPD
5 survivors reached Port Macquarie.

DEMS (Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship)