RAN honours CAPT J P Stevenson

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Commander of HMAS Melbourne at time of Evans collision

On 15 February, the Royal Australian Navy honoured the life of a highly regarded and greatly admired retired officer who had an extraordinary career, marked with distinguished service in war and peace, tragedy and controversy, Navy Daily reports.

Captain John Philip Stevenson died on Wednesday, 30 January 2019, at the age of 98. His career will forever be remembered in Australian naval history.

In 1969 he was in command of HMAS Melbourne (II) when the United States Navy destroyer USS Frank E Evans turned under the Australian aircraft carrier’s bow and was cut in half.

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