Iconic image of the mighty HMAS PERTH main guns trained to all quarters.

HMAS Perth (I) wearing her distinctive dazzle camouflage paint scheme.

Major Sir Wilfred Thesiger aka Mubarak bin London ("the blessed one from London") - British explorer, travel writer and member of the Special Air Service (SAS) #SpecialForces

Major Sir Wilfred Thesiger aka Mubarak bin London ("the blessed one from London") - British explorer, travel writer and member of the Special Air Service (SAS)

HMAS Perth

HMAS PERTH with funnel disguises laid down on the deck - Photo US Archives, courtesy Bruce Constable.

HMAS Perth

HMAS PERTH with funnel disguises laid down on the deck - Photo US Archives, courtesy Bruce Constable.

HMAS Perth

HMAS PERTH with funnel disguises laid down on the deck - Photo US Archives, courtesy Bruce Constable.

The crew of HMAS Perth in 1941, at Fremantle, WA

It has been described as a useless sacrifice of Australian lives.

The crew of HMAS Perth in 1941, at Fremantle, WA

It has been described as a useless sacrifice of Australian lives.


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Sailors of HMAS Perth in the Mediterranean Sea, March 1941- Source	   	Australian War Memorial

[Photo] Sailors of HMAS Perth in the Mediterranean Sea, March 1941

[Photo] Sailors of HMAS Perth in the Mediterranean Sea, March 1941

Iconic image of the mighty HMAS PERTH main guns trained to all quarters.

HMAS Perth (I) wearing her distinctive dazzle camouflage paint scheme.

Australian sailors row to their ship, the cruiser HMAS PERTH, on duty with the British fleet in the Mediterranean. Soon after, PERTH went to the Far East where she was sunk by the Japanese off Java on 1 March 1942.

Australian sailors row to their ship, the cruiser HMAS PERTH, on duty with the British fleet in the Mediterranean. Soon after, PERTH went to the Far East where she was sunk by the Japanese off Java on 1 March

SUNDA STRAIT 3/15/2015, Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson salute as the Australian Armidale-HMAS Larrakia, prepares to lay a wreath during a ceremony commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Sunda Strait.  Representatives from Australia, the U.S. & Indonesia visited the graves of HMAS Perth (D 29) and USS Houston (CA 30) which were sunk fighting Japanese naval forces March 1, 1942.  More than 1,000 Australian and U.S. Sailors gave their lives during the…

SUNDA STRAIT 3/15/2015, Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson salute as the Australian Armidale-HMAS Larrakia, prepares to lay a wreath during a ceremony commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Sunda Strait. Representatives from Australia, the U.S. & Indonesia visited the graves of HMAS Perth (D 29) and USS Houston (CA 30) which were sunk fighting Japanese naval forces March 1, 1942. More than 1,000 Australian and U.S. Sailors gave their lives during the…

A commission by SAAB Defence, showing the first sea trials of HMAS Perth with her new ASMD mast. SAAB carried oiut the work on the mast and associated systems. Photographed from an R44 helicopter flown by David Adamson.

A commission by SAAB Defence, showing the first sea trials of HMAS Perth with her new ASMD mast. SAAB carried oiut the work on the mast and associated systems. Photographed from an helicopter flown by David Adamson.

1940- Lady friend welcomes Australian sailor home from service on the HMAS PERTH which had been at sea for 177 days.

Lady friend welcomes Australian sailor home from service on the HMAS PERTH which had been at sea for 177 days.

HMAS Perth (D-38) Australian Destroyer

HMAS Perth (D-38) Australian Destroyer

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