Welcome to the Naval Association of Australian Sub Section – Parramatta Memorial

Welcome members of the Naval Association of Australia – Parramatta Memorial. Naapm.net will provide information, minutes to meetings, a calendar of events and project planning information for members.

  • We meet on the 4th Sunday of every month except December.
    • Location:  Club Parramatta, 2 Macquarie St, in the Executive Board Room.
    • Meeting time: 10:30.
    • Limited parking is available under the club and across the street.
  • Our small group exists to maintain a connection with HMAS Parramatta II Memorial, located by the river in Queens Wharf Reserve, George St; 138 men were lost when Parramatta II was sunk off Libya, 27 November 1941. The official custodian of the monument is our sub-Section President (currently Bruce Richens).


Mr Bruce Richens President NAAPM
Memorial Wreaths

Meetings will be held at Club Parramatta and via zoom commencing 10:30 on the 4th Sunday of each month

The Parramatta Eels have released their 2024 ANZAC round jersey this afternoon.


Parrammatta Eels Jersey

Vale Rear Admiral Guy Richmond Griffiths, AO, DSO, DSC, RAN Rtd.

We remember our distinguished Patron and member, who dedicated his service to the Navy and the Naval veterans community.

Our thoughts are with the Griffiths family in this difficult time. RIP


Vale Rear Admiral Guy Richmond Griffiths, AO, DSO, DSC, RAN Rtd

Rear Admiral Guy Richmond Griffiths AO DSO DSC RAN



Date: 26th November 2023, 11:00am
Memorial service to be held at the HMAS Parramatta II memorial in Parramatta.

One of the lesser known tragedies of WWII is the sinking of the Grimsby class sloop HMAS Parramatta in the early hours of the 27th November 1941 while escorting a convoy, hit by a torpedo fired from the German submarine U559. The service will honour the sacrifice and pay respects to the men lost when Parramatta was sunk.

Links to published documents.

Documents of Interest to the Parramatta Memorial Sub-section are posted here.

A book exchange will take place after each NAAPM Sub-Section Meeting.  Please bring any books that you are willing to donate to the exchange.

Book The life and times of guy Griffiths

Photo Gallery

Photos from previous HMAS Parramatta II Memorial Services. Thank you all that attended, and view online.

Photos from the November 24, 2019. HMAS Parramatta II Memorial Service.

Schedule of upcoming events.

If you would like to add an event to “Schedule Of Upcoming Events”, submit a proposal, or request changes to be made to the NAAPM site, please use the contact form below.

Daylight Savings

Daylight saving time in Sydney, Australia typically begins on the first Sunday in October and ends on the first Sunday in April.

25 April

ANZAC DAY: is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

Ref: https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac-day/traditions

4 July

HMAS Parramatta III (DE46)
Commisioned 4th July 1961 under the command of Commander Guy Griffiths, DSC,RAN

15 August

Victory in the Pacific Day, or V-P Day is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect bringing the war to an end. (Ref: Wikipedia)


The annual Sub Section mid-year luncheon will be held at Merrylands RSL Sage Restaurant, 

Date TBA

Rooty Hill Sub-Section BBQ
Mr Robert Cooper OAM : 0418 629 846

11 November

Remembrance Day
At 11:00am on 11 November 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war.

Ref: https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/remembrance-day/traditions


HMAS Parramatta II Memorial Service

HMAS Parramatta II was sunk by a torpedo from the German submarine U559’s off the coast of Libya in the early hours of 27th November 1941 while escorting transports resupplying the Allied garrison at Tobruk. 24 of the crew survived the sinking and 138 lost their lives. Each year on the Sunday prior to the 27th November there is a memorial service held at the HMAS Parramatta II Memorial in Queens Wharf Reserve, George Street Parramatta in honour of the men who served on the HMAS Parramatta II.

Service commences at 1100 (11AM). A short march is held prior to the service.

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HMAS Parramatta II Memorial

Parramatta II Memorial

HMAS Parramatta Memorial.
147/151 George St, Parramatta NSW 2150

Mr Michael Kielty
Phone: 0421 314 429

Mr Michael Keilty Secretary NAAPM

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