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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 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 … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 4th June, 1969 : The ill-fated Australian flagship, the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, cut an American destroyer in half in a collision in the South China Sea yesterday. At least 56 American sailors … Continue reading

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