Caloundra AHS Centaur Memorial

Location of Caloundra AHS Centaur Memorial

Centaur Park
Wickham Point
Caloundra Headland
Caloundra QLD 4551

This memorial commemorates the sinking of the hospital ship Centaur that was torpedoed by a enemy submarine south east of Cape Moreton. Only 64 of the 332 people on board survived. The memorial is a white stone slab with two plaques inserted at the front. A small sloped section exists at the centre base with an etching of an anchor. It sits on a white stone plinth with fence posts inserted into the concrete base and white chain joining each acting as a barricade. New plaques were added on 14 May 1993, the 50th anniversary of the sinking of the Centaur.

Inscription

CENTAUR PARK
THIS PARK HAS BEEN DEDICATED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF CALOUNDRA TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE GALLANT MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE, AND THE MERCHANT MARINE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SINKING OF THE HOSPITAL SHIP CENTAUR.
AT APPROXIMATELY 4.10 A.M. ON FRIDAY MAY 14th 1943, THE CENTAUR WAS TORPEDOED BY AN ENEMY SUBMARINE SOUTH EAST OF CAPE MORETON. OF THE 332 PERSONS ON BOARD ONLY 64 SURVIVED.
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Conflicts commemorated
Second World War, 1939–1945
Memorial type
Stone/cairn/plinth
Recorded by
Shirley and Trevor McIvor
Date recorded
25 March 2009

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