This service is to honour HMAS Lismore and all those who served on her.
HMAS Lismore was one of 60 minesweepers (commonly known as corvettes) built by Australia during the Second World War. Commissioned in January 1941, she served in Australian waters, in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and in the Mediterranean Sea.
HMAS Lismore left Darwin on 20 March 1941 and would not return to Australia until 3 December 1944. She spent longer away from Australia than any other Royal Australian Navy vessel. When she arrived in Sydney on 2 January 1945, she had been away for nearly 4 years – 1,409 days. When she was decommissioned on 3 July 1946, she had steamed 191,132 miles.
In October 2007, a memorial tree was dedicated to HMAS Lismore at the Shrine. Berwick Primary School continue to attend the memorial tree each year to honour the service of all those who served aboard HMAS Lismore.
Reviewed 15 March 2021