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02-November-2014
02-November-2014
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland
The park seat commemorates the 82 lives lost when the H.M.A.S. Voyager (II) sank after a collision with H.M.A.S. Melbourne in February 1964.

At 20:56 on the night of February 10th 1964 the Australian Daring Class Destroyer, HMAS Voyager, tragically crossed the bows of Australia`s Flagship, Aircraft Carrier, HMAS MelbourneVoyager was operating as "Res Des" for HMAS Melbourne in exercises (rescue destroyer in night flying opertions) off the East Australian coast, just south of Sydney, and was sliced in two by the impact. Within a few minutes the bow section sank and 82 sailors went to a watery grave.

Location

Address:Dial Street, Shropshire Naval Memorial Park, Ulverstone, 7315
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.153333
Long: 146.169444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Maritime
Actual Event STart Date:10-February-1964
Actual Event End Date:10-February-1964

Dedication

Front Inscription

IN MEMORY OF H.M.A.S. VOYAGER II

LOST 10 - 2 - 64  82 LIVES LOST

Source: MA
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