The USS Peary Memorial
The USS Peary Memorial
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia24,410 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
On a gently sloping section of the Park you come across a lovely memorial to the men of the US Destroyer Peary who paid the ultimate price in Feb 1942 in the defence of Darwin & ultimately Australia !The Peary was bombed & sunk in the Harbour with a terrible loss of life. A deck gun from DD-226 was salvaged and now points to where the ship sunk and lists the men who were lost on that day. The area has nice flower beds & is well maintained & offers a peaceful outlook to reflect on those times or just to relax. There also a memorial to USAAF pilot Lt.Robert Buel who died several days earlier defending allied shipping from the Jap task force
Written 1 October 2014
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AussieRicho1
Wollongong, Australia1,740 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Part of the Bicentennial Park. Yes its another war memorial but with a backdrop consisting of an awesome nature park plus the amazing turquoise water behind it, this memorial is in the perfect spot. You will see it if you walk the park.
Written 16 October 2020
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Steve P
Redcliffe, Australia1,230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Nothing mind-blowing, but a nice inscription honouring those that sailed in her during World War II. The view out to sea is nice and there would be fond memories for those with a connection.
Written 18 September 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,967 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
The USS Peary was sunk in the Japanese air attack of Darwin in February 1942 with the loss of 91 crew.The memorial is a gun salvaged from the USS Peary in the 1950's that sits out in the harbor to this day.The park provides pleasant views and it is good that this loss is remembered. Sadly the area was littered with trash from a party the night before.
Written 27 July 2019
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flyingeagle2223
Dunedin, New Zealand348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Solo
this is such a good little memorial in honour of the uss peary that was bombed during the bombing of darwin, especially with it sitting with the view of the ocean
Written 8 October 2014
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Ray F
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia2,440 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
This Memorial is one of several in Bicentennial Park, the gun from USS Peary points to where the ship lies. It was sunk during the first bombing of Darwin. From the memorial you have a good view of the harbour. Next to this memorial is a memorial to USAAC pilots who died defending Darwin.
Written 2 October 2015
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Lizjak10
Sydney, Australia150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
An interesting bit of of WWII history when walking through the park that is located next to The Esplanade.
Written 24 June 2015
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,206 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
This simple memorial, located in Bicentennial Park, commemorates the USS Peary that was sunk by the Japanese in February 1942, early in the second World War. The ship lies at the bottom of Darwin Bay, but one of its guns was salvaged and serves as the main feature of the memorial.
Written 28 September 2023
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Susan S
Perth, Australia713 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
It’s a shame that the out of control shrubbery hides any view of the harbour. It’s information plaque is well done but other than that, and the large gun there is nothing to see
Written 10 April 2022
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CorvettePete
Belconnen, Australia1,184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This is one of a number of important monuments that is located in the park along the Esplanade. Take your time and stop and consider what each of these represent while you visiting the Australian city that was most directly impacted by WWII.
Written 28 September 2019
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