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21-February-2014
21-February-2014

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The 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 H.M.A.S. 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:Cross
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event Start Date:10-February-1964
Actual Event End Date:10-February-1964
Artist: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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