𝑯𝑴𝑨𝑺 𝑺𝒀𝑫𝑵𝑬𝒀 𝑰𝑰 𝑴𝑬𝑴𝑶𝑹𝑰𝑨𝑳 𝑺𝑬𝑹𝑽𝑰𝑪𝑬 2023 // Thank you to our community members who joined us yesterday, in memory of the lost crew members of the HMAS Sydney II.
82 years ago, today, on 19th November 1941 the HMAS Sydney II, an
Australian warship was sunk during a sea battle off the Western
Australian coast. None of the 645 crew members survived. The loss of
the HMAS Sydney II remains Australia’s greatest naval tragedy.
When not engaged at sea the HMAS Sydney II was moored at the Port of
Fremantle. During that time, members of the ship’s crew would come to
Leighton Beach to participate in surf club activities and share a love of the
In February 1941, the crew of the HMAS Sydney II presented the
Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club (formally Leighton Surf Life Saving Club)
with a handmade surf reel. The crew also presented a miniature replica of the reel displayed in the building today.
A big thank you to all our community members, who attended the service and paid their respects to the Crew of the HMAS Sydney II.
Fremantle Surf Lifesaving Club would also like to acknowledge the following people, who joined us yesterday:
Warrant Officer Andrew Bertoncin, OAM of the Royal Australian
Crew members from the HMAS Sydney III and IV
Fremantle SLSC Patrons - Hannah Fitzhardinge Mayor of Fremantle,
Lisa O’Malley MLA, Member for Bicton, and Simon and Roni Forrest
Fremantle Deputy Mayor Councillor Frank Mofflin.
Port Beach Polar Bear Trevor Pedler.
Amrit Jessy and Jordy Kohler for presenting with me today and to
Captain Peter Jones and his pipe band and Tony Bowers our photographer.
Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club life members, Fremantle Surf Life
Saving Club Board members, including our Club President, Jette, and ALL club members.
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