HMAS NIZAM
SAILED IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS
DURING WW2

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On the moonless night, of 11 February 1945, HMAS Nizam was steaming from Melbourne to Fremantle at about 2215 hours when tragedy struck. Tragically 10 men were swept overboard just 11 nautical miles off Cape Leeuwin Light during heavy seas.

Those who died were:-

Ord. Seaman John Sydney Wallace Barnett from Queensland
Ord. Seaman Garnett Joseph Hill from Tasmania
Ord. Seaman Leslie Alexander Holloway from South Australia
A/S Alfred George Kerr from New South Wales
A/S Victor Charles Joseph Keys from New South Wales
A/S Allen Wilfred Milich of South Australia
Ord. Seaman Keith James Mills of South Australia
Stoker (2) John Poulton of South Australia
A/S Vincent Gordon Richardson of Victoria
A/Leading Seaman Colin Samuel Ryder of Victoria

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

'Man Overboard'
The HMAS Nizam Tragedy
by Andrew Rose ~ Sandra Rose

 

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