Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

HMAS Voyager (1964)

The plaque reads ...

10 February, 1964
In memory of Tasmanian R.A.N. personnel
lost as a result of a collision at sea
with H.M.A.S. Melbourne

Brown, Neil Benjamin   AB   R53951
Clayton, John David   Ord(CO)   R62344
Fitzallen, Graham Dennis   Ord(CO)   R62357
Lehman, Leonard Charles   Ord(CK)   R62457
Lest we forget


The Daring class destroyer HMAS Voyager was lost at sea off the New South Wales south coast near Jervis Bay after colliding with the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne. Both vessels were on trials undertaking various manoeuvers when the Voyager crossed the bow of Melbourne resulting in a collision that cut the Voyager in two. All those who lost their lives were from the Voyager with 14 officers and 67 sailors killed from a total number of 314 personnel.