Midshipman Franklin MorganPrint Page
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.
|Address:||373 Ann Street, St John`s Cathedral, Brisbane, 4000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.463707|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||10-February-1964|
|Actual Event End Date:||10-February-1964|
|Monument Designer:||Nickolaus Seffrin|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 17th July, 1966|
This Cross Was Dedicated
On July 17th 1966
In Memory Of
Midshipman Franklin James Morgan R.A.N.
Who Gave His Life For His Country
On Peace Time Service
In The Sinking Of H.M.A.S. Voyager
On 10th. February 1964.
Sculptor. Nickolaus Seffrin.