Coolangatta United States Destroyer, USS Mugford, Memorial
A stone cairn resting on a stone plinth base. The memorial displays a half globe on top and bronze plaques on the faces.
IN RECOGNITION OF THE BRAVERY
AND COMPASSION OF THE COMMANDER
& CREW OF THE UNITED STATES
DESTROYER, USS MUGFORD, WHO RESCUED
THE SURVIVORS OF THE AUSTRALIAN HOSPITAL
SHIP CENTAUR ON THE 15TH MAY 1943.
TO EFFECT THE RESCUE MUGFORD WAS AT
CONSIDERABLE RISK OF ATTACK BY ENEMY
SUBMARINES. MEMBERS OF THE CREW SHOWED
GREAT BRAVERY IN ENTERING THE SHARK INFESTED
WATERS TO AID SURVIVORS.
THIS PLAQUE WAS PRESENTED BY THE AUSTRALIAN
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION, GOLD COAST QUEENSLAND
DIVISION, A MAJOR SPONSOR OF THE CENTAUR MEMORIAL
(Please refer toadditional informationfor further inscriptions and list of names)
- Conflicts commemorated
- Second World War, 1939–1945
- Unit memorials
- Memorial type
- Additional information
The USS Mugford Mmorial along with the Centaur Memorial were unveiled on14 May 1993, the 50th anniversary of the sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship.
The Walk of Remembrance is dedicated to the memorial of the men and women who lost their lives in the forty-one Allied and Australian Naval and Merchant ships sunk along Australia's coastlineduring World War Two.
- Recorded by
- Shirley and Trevor McIvor; Queensland War Memorial Register
- Date recorded
- 16 March 2009