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26-August-2016
26-August-2016

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An honour roll commemorates the 21 sailors from Queensland who lost their lives in the sinking of HMAS Voyager on 10th February 1964. 

During the night of 10 February 1964, Voyager and the aircraft carrier HMAS 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:455 Main Street, St Mary`s Church, Kangaroo Point, 4169
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.474722
Long: 153.035
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
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 those who lost their lives in H.M.A.S. Voyager

10th February 1964

Including those from Queensland

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Source: MA
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