Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

Kenneth Chadwick (1978)

The plaque reads ...

Ken Chadwick (1978)Ken Chadwick
11.6.1927 ~ 7.5.1978
Lost at sea Point Vivian, S Coast Tas
Served R.A.N. 1945 - 1947 H3125
Past skipper F.V. "Flying Cloude"
Founder 'Mariner aluminium dinghies"
"His memory - like the sea
will always be"

Mr Ken Chadwick was lost, presumed drowned when the five metre aluminium vessel was rolled by a wave as the vessel headed into a small rocky inlet. Three survivors were rescued by helicopter after being found by a searching aircraft but Mr Chadwick, the designer of the vessel, was last seen clinging to the sinking upturned boat.