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02-February-2015
02-February-2015
Photographs supplied by Nigel Hawkes / Roger Johnson

A plaque commemorates the members of the crew who drowned when the wheat ship, a 3-masted auxiliary schooner "Milford Crouch" overturned and sank with the loss of five lives in October 1959.  

No trace was ever found of the crew who disappeared.  There was one survivor. 

Location

Address:near old Jetty, Port Gibbon, 5602
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.802294
Long: 136.80189
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Maritime
Actual Event STart Date:27-October-1959
Actual Event End Date:27-October-1959

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 21st September, 2001
Front Inscription

In memory of Captain H. M. Sims
Michael Lee, Reg Chandler, Roland Hawkes & andy Leggate

Who drowned October 27 1959 when the schooner Milford Crouch overturned & sank in a fierce storm four miles south of Port Gibbon

Sole survivor Brian Hickman

Source: MA
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