Able Seamen Christopher Passlow, Hugh Markcrow & Seaman Damien HumphreysPrint Page
The supply of emergency breathing air for submariners was introduced after the death of 20-year-old Able Seaman Passlow, who succumbed to a toxic gas leak on board HMAS Onslow off Sydney in March 1981.
The subsequent deaths of Able Seaman Markcrow, 25, and Seaman Humphreys, 20, who were lost overboard as HMAS Otama was submerging near Sydney Harbour in August 1987, had led to the introduction of more stringent prediving procedures.
|Address:||Rockingham Beach Road, Naval Memorial Park, East Rockingham, 6168|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.262431|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||February-2014|
IN MEMORY OF THE SAILORS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES WHILE SERVING ON HMA OBERON SUBMARINES
ABUWSM Christopher Passlow - ONSLOW - 01 MAR 1981
ABUCSM Hugh Marcrow - OTAMA -03 AUG -1987
SMNMTP Damien Humphreys - OTAMA - 3 AUG 1987
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We shall remember them
Lest we forget
Submarines Association Australia