THE WW2 SINKING of
The display, Memory
of a Nation, traces events and decisions that have shaped
The Montevideo Maru,
en route from Rabaul to Hainan, was torpedoed off the
The display includes an extract from the nominal roll of prisoners, a plan of the ship, details from the submarine’s log and a photograph of a memorial service in Rabaul on the fourth anniversary of the sinking.
There’s also a
The informant, his daughter Joan, a schoolteacher in
A ‘Military Service & Casualty Form’ lists Gunner John Eshott Carr, who turned 20 just before the ship left Rabaul, as “missing”. In late 1945 this was changed to “believed dead”.
The display will run until 30 May. Admission is free.