HMAS Hobart Memorial Lookout - SA

  Historic Site


DEG: -35.48122 138.274902
DMS: 35º 28' 52.39" S 138º 16' 29.65" E
UTM: 54 H 6070175mN 252764mE
Altitude: 22m


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7241 Main South Road
Normanville SA 5204
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HMAS Hobart (D63) was a Modified Leander class light cruiser which served in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during World War II. During the war, Hobart was involved in the evacuation of British Somaliland in 1940, fought at the Battle of the Coral Sea and supported the amphibious landings at Guadalcanal and Tulagi during 1942, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1943, then returned to service in 1945 and supported the landings at Tarakan, Wewak, Brunei, and Balikpapan.

HMAS Hobart (D 39) was a Perth class guided missile destroyer of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Built in the United States of America, she was commissioned into the RAN in 1965. Hobart served on three deployments to Vietnam; during the second in 1968, the ship was attacked by a United States Air Force aircraft. The aircraft approached Hobart with its IFF transponder switched off, and fired three missiles during two passes. The second missile failed to explode, but the first and third damaged the superstructure, radar room, exhaust funnels, Ikara missile magazine, and superstructure, killed two RAN personnel, and injured seven others. Hobart was decommissioned in 2000, and sunk as an artificial reef off Normanville, South Australia.
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Closest Weather Station

Parawa West at 18/10:30pm CST
Distance from HMAS Hobart Memorial Lookout 9.86km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Parawa (Second Valley Forest Aws)
Distance from HMAS Hobart Memorial Lookout 9.86km S
Mean Max. °C23.323.321.018.014.812.311.612.514.416.519.421.4
Mean Min. °C13.513.912.811.
Mean Rain mm26.129.339.858.092.2126.2123.3103.084.563.044.734.7

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