Commander Holbrook Memorial Park
Holbrook, NSW, Australia

Commander Holbrook Memorial Park located in Holbrook, NSW, Australia. Originally known as Germantown, the town was renamed Holbrook in 1915 after Lieutenant (later Commander) Norman Douglas Holbrook, V.C., R.N. who commanded the submarine HMS B-11, sinking the Turkish battleship Messondieh (also spelt Musudiye and Messudiye) at Dardan Bay on 13 December 1914 during the Great War, an action for which he received the Victoria Cross.

A one fifth scale model of HMS B-11 on display at the Commander Holbrook Memorial Park.

The dedication plaque for the submarine display.

The Unity of Nationalities Memorial that commemorates Commander Holbrook (the submariner with periscope) and the pioneer settlers (founders) John Purtell and Johann Pabst. This is located in Submarine Park adjacent to the ex HMAS Otway.

The dedication plaque on the Unity of Nationalities Memorial.

A Mk VIII torpedo.

The dedication plaque on the torpedo.

Another view of the Unity of Nationalities Memorial with ex-HMAS Otway seen in the background.

Ex-HMAS Otway on display at the Submarine Park adjacent to Commander Holbrook Memorial Park.
(All photos and text courtesy of Peter F. Williams)
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Page published Feb. 13, 2013