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Cerberus Torpedo Incident Memorial : 29-August-2011
Cerberus Torpedo Incident Memorial : 29-August-2011

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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
Long: 144.881222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event STart Date:05-March-1881
Actual Event End Date:05-March-1881


Front Inscription

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

Ready Aye Ready

Source: MA
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