Rodney Kim Jackson (1979)
The plaque reads ...
Rodney Kim Jackson
Rodney Kim Jackson, Chief Petty Officer, RAN, HMAS Kimbla, son of James Robert Jackson of Launceston, was swept overboard on 31st August 1979. He had been born in Launceston on November 24th 1950.
He enlisted in the Navy on January 11th. 1967, for a period of twelve years. He joined the Kimbla on May 29th 1967 and at the time of his death was listed as an Engine Room Artificer Apprentice (ERAA, [F&T]).
He was swept overboard from HMAS Kimbla by the third of three freak waves that washed over Kimbla while she was navigating the channel between the The Rip and open sea on entering Port Philip Bay, Victoria. His body was never recovered.