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The seat commemorates the nine West Australian sailors who lost their lives in the HMAS Voyager collision in 1964.

HMAS Voyager was a Daring class destroyer of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), that was lost in a collision in 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.


Address:May Drive & Saw Avenue, Kings Park & Botanic Garden , Kings Park , 6005
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.962279
Long: 115.824961
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:10-February-1964
Actual Event End Date:10-February-1964


Front Inscription

                         HMAS VOYAGER
                             1957 - 1964
In Memory Of The Nine Western Australian Crew Members
     Who Gave Their Lives On 10 February 1964
                In The Service Of Australia

                              [ Names ]
                They Shall Not Pass Away

Source: MA
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