The HMSAS Parktown Memorial: Parktown

The memorial to HMSAS Parktown in Pieter Roos Park, was unveiled on 21 June 1992, 50 years after the sinking of the ship that bears the same name as the suburb Parktown. It was unveiled by Admiral L.J. Woodburne, Chief of the Navy. Sadly, vandalism and neglect has taken its toll, and the anchor that once adorned the plinth is long gone, and the memorial seems to have lost its context.

The memorial may be found at  26° 10.993’S, 28° 2.483’E. More information on the ship and her final battle may be found at The Wikipedia entry for HMSAS Parktown

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