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Finding the MV Montevideo Maru

Event Details

Tuesday, 1 August 2023 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, 3004
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.

The loss of the Montevideo Maru is the worst maritime disaster in Australian history, and until 2023, the exact location of its final resting place remained a mystery. Its discovery in April off the coast of the Philippines made headlines around the world. Captain Turner played a pivotal role in the discovery alongside the team at Silentworld Foundation and Fugro, with support from the Department of Defence.

Join us as Search Director and Submarine Specialist, Captain Roger Turner CEng FIMarEST RN shares his behind-the-scenes insights into the remarkable discovery of the Montevideo Maru.

During this event, attendees will have the opportunity to gain unique insights into the intricacies of maritime archaeology, modern technological advancements in underwater exploration, and the meticulous research that led to the successful identification of the Montevideo Maru.

The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A and light refreshments. The talk will be recorded and later released on the Shrine's podcast channels. 

This event is free for Shrine Friends* and volunteers using their discount codes. Booking essential.

* One free ticket per membership

About the speaker

Roger Turner enjoyed 30 years serving in the Royal Navy as a nuclear submarine engineer before bringing his young family to Australia. While running his own engineering consultancy he then assisted with a number of marine archaeological projects including those concerned with Australia’s first submarines, HMAS AE1 and HMS AE2. He was the search director for the discovery of the Montevideo Maru.