Australian War Museum - Bell of the HMAS Perth

The Royal Australian Navy Operated HMAS Perth (I). In February 1942, Perth survived the Allied defeat at the Battle of the Java Sea, before being torpedoed and sunk at the Battle of Sunda Strait.

Of the 681 men aboard, 353 were killed. All but four of the 328 survivors were captured as prisoners of war. Of those captured, 106 died in captivity and the surviving 218 were repatriated after the war.

Perth's wreck lies in approximately 35 meters of water. In 1967 her binnacle, bridge voice pipe and ship's bell were retrieved by divers