Monday, 23 December 2013

HMAS Perth needs your help

I picked up on a message on TMP that the wreck and war grave of HMAS Perth is unprotected and is being subjected to desecration and damage due to various activities, one such being the placing of a large floating salvage crane on the wreck.

The Crew of HMAS Perth
I am amazed that this wreck is not a registered war grave, and that it has to take a petition to get the Australian government to do something about it. These young men died fighting against tyranny and were protecting the freedom and privileges that many of us take for granted.

The HMAS Perth was sunk by the Imperial Japanese Navy on March 1st, 1942 in the Sunda Strait, between Sumatra and Java.

The scenarios in "Four Against Japan" by Len Heinz in my scenarios links cover the actions of HMAS Perth as part of the ill fated ABDA command and their battles in the Java Sea.

An excellent site giving more information about the ship and showing pictures of the wreck can be found here

A history of the ship and details of her loss can be found here
The Loss of HMAS Perth

If like me you feel inclined to support the petition to the Australian Prime Minister, The Hon. Tony Abbott, then please sign up to Michelle Todd's petition.
Petition to the Australian Prime Minister

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