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The Ciborium (a holy vessel used in Church services) commemorates John Trautman who was one of the nine West Australian sailors who were killed in the H.M.A.S. Voyager collision in 1964.

The Ciborium was dedicated by the Parish Priest, Father Ted Doncaster on the 26th of March, 1964.

H.M.A.S. 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 H.M.A.S. Melbourne collided off Jervis Bay, when the destroyer passed in front of the carrier during post-refit sea trials. 

H.M.A.S. 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:367 Chapman Road, St George's Anglican Church, Bluff Point, 6530
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.742563
Long: 114.621494
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Religious Object
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:10-February-1964
Actual Event End Date:10-February-1964


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 26th March, 1964
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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