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Melbourne–Evans collision

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The Melbourne-Evans Incident (released 1975)

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SYND 08-6-69 AMERICAN DESTROYER FRANK E. EVANS COLLISION

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50 years on, survivors of Voyager and Melbourne still seek closure

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Official apology for HMAS Melbourne captain

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HMAS Melbourne Arrives in Singapore Following Collision

The Melbourne–Evans collision was a collision between the light aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans of the United States Navy (USN). On 3 June 1969, the two ships were participating in SEATO exercise Sea Spirit in the South China Sea. At approximately 3:00 am, when ordered to a new escort station, Evans sailed under Melbourne's bow, where she was cut in two. Seventy-four of Evans' crew were killed.