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HMAS Parramatta shipwreck and memorials

Location: Historic Shipwreck: Cascade Gully Hawkesbury River, Bar Point, NSW 2150

Constructed: 1909-1910


Representing the pre-Great War technology and materials for warship construction, the HMAS Parramatta has a long and fascinating history. Being the first completed and commissioned vessel of the wholly Australian naval fleet, ordered initially from British dockyards post federation, this River Class Torpedo Boat Destroyer, by design, had a successful military service during World War One. Having participated in the 1914 naval engagements in German New Guinea, successful tours in the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas, and tours of the famous Gallipoli battlefields at war's end, the HMAS Parramatta is a shipwreck site worth a visit!


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Name of item: HMAS Parramatta shipwreck and memorials
Other name/s: HMAS Parramatta (I); HMAS Parramatta (II)
Type of item: Built
Collection: Monuments and Memorials
Category: Other - Monuments & Memorials
Location: Historic Shipwreck: Cascade Gully Hawkesbury River, Bar Point, NSW 2150
Local Govt: Gosford
Designer: Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Ltd
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering at Govan, Scotland
Constructed: 1909-1910
Current use: Historic Shipwreck. Bow and stern established as memorials in public open space.
Former use: Vessel served as blue metal storage facility & accommodation during Depression.