Topic: HMAS Voyager (II)

Commemorating HMAS Voyager (II)

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), Mr Robert Hogan (photographer)

One of the last photographs known to have been taken of HMAS Voyager (II), Sunday 9 February 1964, taken from the deck of HMAS Melbourne (II) while at anchor in Jervis Bay. (Photographer unknown) (photo: Unknown)

One of the last photographs known to have been taken of HMAS Voyager (II), Sunday 9 February 1964, taken from the deck of HMAS Melbourne (II) while at anchor in Jervis Bay. (Photographer unknown)

More than 40 people recently attended a commemoration service at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne to remember the souls lost when HMAS Voyager (II) sunk.

Melbourne-Voyager rescue crews commended

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN visits HMAS Creswell to present Commander Kerry Stephen AM, RAN (Ret'd), Commanding Officer HMAS Air Nymph; and Mrs Midge Vodic, wife of Sub Lieutenant Anthony Vodic, a Group Commendation. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN visits HMAS Creswell to present Commander Kerry Stephen AM, RAN (Ret'd), Commanding Officer HMAS Air Nymph; and Mrs Midge Vodic, wife of Sub Lieutenant Anthony Vodic, a Group Commendation.

The Chief of Navy has awarded a Group Commendation to the crews of two Royal Australian Navy vessels involved in the search and rescue efforts following the 1964 collision of HMA Ships Melbourne (II) and Voyager (II).

Navy remembers HMAS Voyager (II)

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), AB Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Families and friends of those killed in the sinking of HMAS Voyager (II) cast poppies and sprigs of rosemary overboard during a remembrance ceremony on HMAS Choules in 2014.

 (photo: AB Chantell Bianchi)

Families and friends of those killed in the sinking of HMAS Voyager (II) cast poppies and sprigs of rosemary overboard during a remembrance ceremony on HMAS Choules in 2014.

On this day in 1964, the Royal Australian Navy aircraft carrier, HMAS Melbourne (II) collided with the Navy's Daring Class Destroyer, HMAS Voyager (II), off Jervis Bay, killing 81 sailors and one civilian dockyard worker.

Two new paintings boost Creswell’s historic collection

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Mr Bob Auston, left, and Mr Barry Brooks with a painting of HMAS Voyager that was donated to the RAN Historical Collection at HMAS Creswell. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Mr Bob Auston, left, and Mr Barry Brooks with a painting of HMAS Voyager that was donated to the RAN Historical Collection at HMAS Creswell.

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.

HMAS Creswell hosts memorial church service for HMAS Voyager (II)

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (author)

The memorial church service for HMAS Voyager (II). (photo: AB Chantell Bianchi)

The memorial church service for HMAS Voyager (II).

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.

Emotional reunion 50 years on

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author)

The 1963 Royal Australian Naval College Graduating Class with the names of the eight Midshipmen who lost their lives within a year of graduation annotated. (photo: Unknown)

The 1963 Royal Australian Naval College Graduating Class with the names of the eight Midshipmen who lost their lives within a year of graduation annotated.

The Royal Australian Naval College ‘Class of 1963’ returned to HMAS Creswell recently to remember shipmates who were lost in two separate naval tragedies.