South Townsville Centaur Memorial

Location of South Townsville Centaur Memorial

Maritime Museum of Townsville, Palmer Street
South Townsville QLD 4810

This grey stone memorial commemorates those who died when the AHS Centaur was torpedoed on 14 May 1943 off the north-eastern tip of Moreton Island, south-east Queensland.

Inscription

MEMORIAL

TO THOSE WHO PERISHED WHEN THE

HOSPITAL SHIP CENTAUR

WAS TORPEDOED ON 14TH. MAY 1943

"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN

THAT THIS.

THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE

FOR HIS FRIENDS."

JOHN 15:13.

Conflicts commemorated
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Stone/cairn/plinth
Additional information

Presented by Townsville City Council and dedicated 14 May 1993.

In January 2010 a commemorative plaque was plaid on the deck of the AHS Centaur, following the discovery of the wreck site. The plaque was dedicated to the 268 individuals who perished as a result of the tragedy.

2/3 AHS Centaur (Final Resting Place) Memorial

Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor/Vivienne Moran, Curator, Maritime Museum of Townsville
Date recorded
24 March 2009

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