26th August, 1964 : The collision between the Australian Navy destroyer Voyager, and the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, in which 82 seamen died, was caused by Voyager‘s turning off course, a Royal Commission has found. Voyager was cut in half by the Melbourne when the two ships collided off the New South Wales coast on February 10. The Royal Commissioner, Sir John Spicer, said the accident was not due to any fault on the part of any person on the Melbourne.

About Ludwig von Gress

Born in communist Europe, interested in defence matters on a macro scale, with a cavalry “devil may care spirit” from his grandfather and cautious effectiveness of asymmetric warfare approach from his guerilla father. He sometimes despairs that he may be the only one taking the defence of Australia seriously.
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