The annual Church service to commemorate the loss of HMAS Perth(I) and USS Houston at the Battle of Sunda Strait.



A service was held at the St John the Evangelist church in Fremantle on Sunday the 28th of February to remember those lost on HMAS Perth(I) and  USS Houston, those who died in the POW camps and those who returned home after the war.  The service was presided over by the Rector of Fremantle, Patrick King with the US Consul General, representatives from the City of Fremantle, HMAS Stirling, the United States Navy, relatives of the survivors and numerous service organizations also in attendance.

Patrick King, the Rector of Fremantle reads the service .


Colin Bancroft announces those laying the wreaths.


Captain Lawton, CO of HMAS Stirling does the reading.


Captain Lawton lays a wealth in front of the model of HMAS Perth(I) and the banner showing the the ships’ battle honours.


CMD Chris Cleverger representing the United States Navy laying a wreath.


Trevor Vincent laying a wreath on behalf of the HMAS Perth Memorial Foundation.


CMD Nagle, Captain of HMAS Perth(III) lays wreath on behalf of the Royal Australian Navy.


Standing to attention during the playing of ‘tapps’.