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A monument commemorates those who perished in the H.M.A.S. Voyager collision in February 1964.

H.M.A.S. Voyager was a Daring class destroyer of the Royal Australian Navy (R.A.N.), that was lost in a collision in 1964. During the night of 10 February 1964, Voyager and the aircraft carrier H.M.A.S. Melbourne collided off Jervis Bay, when the destroyer passed in front of the carrier during post-refit sea trials. Voyager was cut in two by the collision, sinking with the loss of 82 of the 314 people aboard.

This was the largest loss of Australian military personnel in peacetime, and the subsequent investigations resulted in the holding of two Royal Commissions—the only time in Australian history this has occurred.

Location

Address:Rockingham Beach & Governor Roads, Naval Memorial Park, East Rockingham, 4810
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.2625
Long: 115.745833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th February, 1998
Front Inscription

H.M.A.S. Voyager

1957 - 1964

In memory of eighty two brave men who on the night of 10th February, 1964 gave up their lives in the service of Australia

Lest we forget

Erected by the H.M.A.S. Voyager Survivors` Association   7 - 2 - 1998

 

Source: MA
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