Cerberus Torpedo Incident MemorialPrint Page
Commemorates five sailors of the H.M.V.S. Cerberus who were killed when a cylinder filled with gunpowder exploded during a drill in 1881.
The inscription on the front of the monument is weathered, and a newer copy of it has been installed on the back of the monument.
|Address:||Champion Road, Cemetery, Williamstown, 3016|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.854123|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||05-March-1881|
|Actual Event End Date:||05-March-1881|
Sacred to the memory of
Robert. S. Groves, gunner R.N.
William Barnes, L.S.
James Hunter, A.B.
James Wilkie, A.B.
Harry Timberly, A.B.
of H.M.V.S. Cerberus who lost their lives in the torpedo accident off Queenscliff 5th March 1881
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