• Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS <em>Parramatta</em>

    Thursday 27 November 2008 by Nicholas Schmidt.

     One of the lesser known tragedies of the Second World War is the sinking of the Grimsby class sloop HMAS Parramatta. At the time, Parramatta was serving in the Mediterranean assisting with supplying the Allied garrison at Tobruk, which was under siege by German and Italian forces.   HMAS Parramatta in camouflage c. 1941  In the early hours of the 27th November 1941 while escorting a convoy, Parramatta was hit by a …

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