Metal data plate off Generator HMAS Voyager (1)

Accession Number RELAWM27104
Collection type Technology
Object type Technology
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made pre 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Metal plate off a generator on HMAS Voyager.

Plate shows Laurence Scott & Co. Ltd. Makers and details of the generator.

History / Summary

HMAS Voyager was lost off Timor on 25th September 1942. She left Darwin carrying reinforcements for Timor commandos, and was guided into Betano Bay at night by signals from the beach. She nosed in-shore and troops were disembarked into flat bottomed boats, when the ship struck a submerged reef and swung broadside on. Not long afterwards "Voyager" was sighted by Japanese aircraft which apparently called up bombers. Over 100 bombs dropped, one bomber crashed, one Zero badly damaged and "Voyager" hit by one bomb. There was no hope of shifting ship so demolition charges were set off and the ship abandoned. Apparently a fire was started as all items show signs of being in a fire.