Shinonome (東雲 ”Daybreak”) was the sixth of twenty-four Fubuki-class destroyers, built for the Imperial Japanese Navy following World War I. It had exploded and sank with all hands off the coast of Miri.
The HMS Viscount Melbourne was a three-mast, 800-ton sailing wooden ship about 150 feet long and 45 feet wide with brass sheathing that was journeying from Singapore to Macau in 1842 when she blown off course by a heavy storm and ultimately struck a reef in the Laconia Shoals, a large reef complex in South China Sea.
The Krokop Cemeteries consist of a Malay/Muslim cemetery and the Chinese cemetery right along the banks of Miri River. The cemeteries start from the Boang river bridge (connecting Miri River) to Krokop 1 roundabout alongside Miri River.