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21-February-2014
21-February-2014

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A cross commemorates Midshipman Franklin James Morgan who died in the sinking of the H.M.A.S. Voyager in 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:373 Ann Street, St John`s Cathedral, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.463707
Long: 153.029816
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Religious Object
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:10-February-1964
Actual Event End Date:10-February-1964
Monument Designer:Nickolaus Seffrin

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 17th July, 1966
Front Inscription

      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.

Source: MA
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