Topic: HMAS Melbourne (II)
HMAS Melbourne (III)’s final cruise has also served as a fitting final voyage for the ashes of Captain John Philip Stevenson.
A former Royal Australian Navy sailor who has been awarded for his bravery in the aftermath of a tragic accident 50 years ago will never forget the fear he experienced that fateful morning.
The Naval Chapel at Garden Island Naval Base and the Australian National Maritime Museum have hosted a memorial service for the American crewmen who lost their lives aboard USS Frank E Evans following a collision with HMAS Melbourne (II) on 3 June 1969.
Today the Royal Australian Navy honoured the life of a highly regarded and greatly admired retired officer who had an extraordinary career, marked with distinguished service in war and peace, tragedy and controversy.
Forty-five years after the USS Frank E Evans collided with the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne (II) in the South China Sea, personnel who served on the night have reunited for a memorial service in Sydney.
Two paintings of HMAS Voyager and HMAS Melbourne, telling a very personal and tragic story, were recently donated to the Historic Collection at HMAS Creswell by Mr Bob Auston.
The Royal Australian Navy has held a moving commemorative service onboard HMAS Choules for over 200 survivors and families of the 82 brave souls who lost their lives when HMAS Voyager (II) and HMAS Melbourne (II) tragically collided off Jervis Bay on 10 February 1964.
A memorial church service was held at HMAS Creswell on Sunday 9 February 2014, for over 100 families and survivors of the tragic collision on 10 February 1964 between HMAS Voyager (II) and HMAS Melbourne (II) which resulted in the loss of 82 lives.
The Royal Australian Naval College ‘Class of 1963’ returned to HMAS Creswell recently to remember shipmates who were lost in two separate naval tragedies.