HMAS Melbourne/Frank E. Evans Memorial Service 02 June

HMAS Melbourne/Frank E. Evans Memorial Service 02 June

In the early morning hours of 03 June 1969 the US Destroyer Frank E. Evans cut across the bows of HMAS Melbourne whilst taking up flying stations.  In the resulting collision the destroyer was cut into two pieces with the loss of 74 American lives. 

This year will make the 50th anniversary of that tragic event, and a special commemoration service will be held as follows: 

Date: Sunday 02nd July 2019
Time: 1000
Venue:  Garden Island Chapel,  Sydney. 

Those wishing to attend should contact Mr Andrew White, here