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AHS Centaur Survivor Interviews

Listen to historical interviews featuring survivors of the sinking of the hospital ship Centaur recounting their memories of the fateful night.

Conflict:
Second World War (1939-45)
Service:
Nursing services

Just after 0400 hours on 14 May 1943, the 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur, sailing off the coast of Brisbane, was torpedoed by Japanese submarine 1-177. Centaur sank within three minutes. Hundred of personnel were trapped inside.

In these historical interviews, survivors of the sinking recount their memories of the night and ensuing 35 hour wait for rescue.

Listen to the historical interviews