Gallantry awards were conferred on the following RAN personnel for their part in saving lives after HMAS VOYAGER, (destroyer), was sunk following a collision with HMAS MELBOURNE, (aircraft carrier):GC (Posthumous)
HMAS Voyager II
The Royal Commission’s report on the loss of HMAS VOYAGER, (Daring class destroyer), was tabled in Parliament.
The Daring class destroyer, HMAS DUCHESS, (CAPT I. M. Burnside, RAN), was commissioned. DUCHESS, (as HMS DUCHESS), was laid down in John I Thornycroft & Co Ltd, Southampton, England, on
HMS DUCHESS, (Daring class destroyer), arrived in Sydney on loan to the RAN as a replacement for HMAS VOYAGER. DUCHESS was later purchased outright by the Australian Government.
The first Royal Commission into the loss of HMAS VOYAGER, in a collision with HMAS MELBOURNE, was convened in Sydney.