Topic: Battle of Sunda Strait
A new plaque has been unveiled during a ceremony at HMAS Cerberus in memory of the late Mr David William Manning, a survivor of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I) in 1942 during the battle of Sunda Strait.
An exhibition has been opened in Sydney that focuses on the story of Second World War Navy crews, and their ships that were lost off Indonesia.
The crew of the Darwin-based patrol boat, HMAS Maryborough, have marked the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I), with a midnight ceremony over the wreck in the Sunda Strait.
The loss of HMAS Perth and USS Houston in the Second World War was one of many tragic events that forged the relationship between the United States and Australian navies.
Lieutenant Gavin Campbell, RAN (Retd), died in Sydney last week after a long illness, at the age of 94. He was the remaining surviving commissioned officer of the Royal Australian Navy wartime cruiser HMAS Perth (I).
A visit to Western Australia by Second World War veteran, and HMAS Perth (I) survivor, Mr David Manning, provided a unique opportunity to unite a legacy with the current HMAS Perth and her namesake city.
Two of just six surviving members of HMAS Perth (I), together with descendants of other Perth sailors and Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen RAN gathered at the Australian War Memorial today to commemorate the ship’s loss 72 years ago.
HMAS Ballarat held a moving memorial service to commemorate the crew of HMAS Perth (I) while passing through the Sunda Strait yesterday.