Archive display features loss of Montevideo Maru
19 January 2010
THE WW2 SINKING of
The display, Memory
of a Nation, traces events and decisions that have shaped
The Montevideo Maru,
en route from Rabaul to Hainan, was torpedoed off the
The display includes an extract from the nominal roll of prisoners, a plan of the ship, details from the submarine’s log and a photograph of a memorial service in Rabaul on the fourth anniversary of the sinking.
There’s also a
The informant, his daughter Joan, a schoolteacher in
A ‘Military Service & Casualty Form’ lists Gunner John Eshott Carr, who turned 20 just before the ship left Rabaul, as “missing”. In late 1945 this was changed to “believed dead”.
The display will run until 30 May. Admission is free.
Warship Sydney, Hospital ship Centaur, Prison ship Montevideo Maru - all important vessels for Australia and Australians, and sacred sites also. The first two ships have at last been located and those aboard now have a known final resting place. And now..?
Posted by: Robin Mead | 22 January 2010 at 09:54 AM
Yes, Phil, David Mearns was contacted in April 2008 and told ninemsn that the depth at the site of the sinking would not be prohibitive.
There are several 'related articles'.
Posted by: Andrea Williams | 22 January 2010 at 07:51 AM
Has anyone contacted the guy who found the Centaur?
Posted by: Phil Fitzpatrick | 19 January 2010 at 10:26 AM