HMAS Parramatta (L 44 / U 44)
Sloop of the Grimsby class
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Pennant||L 44 / U 44|
|Built by||Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Co. Ltd. (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)|
|Laid down||9 Nov 1938|
|Launched||10 Jun 1939|
|Commissioned||8 Apr 1940|
|Lost||27 Nov 1941|
|Loss position||32° 20'N, 24° 35'E|
HMAS Parramatta (A/Cdr. Jefferson Hirst Walker, MVO, RAN) was torpedoed and sunk by U-559 about 35 nautical miles north-east of Tobruk, Lybia in position 32º20'N, 24º35'E. There were 24 survivors but 138 men, including all officers, lost their lives.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMAS Parramatta|
Commands listed for HMAS Parramatta (L 44 / U 44)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Jefferson Hirst Walker, RAN||Jan 1940||27 Nov 1941 (+)|
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Noteable events involving Parramatta include:
10 Feb 2005
The Reserve News edition dated 10 February 2005 holds a story told by Mr. Harold Moss. He is a survivor of the sinking of HMS Parramatta. You can review this story at this website (offsite link).
Please note it's in .pdf format so you will need Adobe Reader. You can download this program here (offsite link).