Saturday, July 19, 2014

HMAS Perth, Sunk at Battle of Sunda Strait

From the Feb. 28, 2012 Australian Government Dept. of Defence.

Seven survivors of the HMAS Perth attended a ceremony at the Australian War Memorial.  The Perth was sunk Feb. 28, 1942, with a loss of 351 dead at the Battle of Sunda Strait.  The American cruiser USS Houston also was sunk by Japanese forces that day with a loss of 638.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs attended the ceremony and presented the Perth survivors with images of the two ships.

--GreGen

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