Topic: Historic

Courageous Colac remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Defence (photographer)

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: )

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

Despite being in the thick of action on many occasions, Bathurst class corvette HMAS Colac ended the Second World War with only two members of her ship’s company killed and two wounded, another amazing ship and crew being remembered 75 years on.

A ship’s history – HMAS Bunbury II – submissions wanted

Published on by CMDR Andrew Schroder (author), LSPH Tracy Casteleijn (photographer)

HMAS Bunbury in the foreground, with FNS La Glorieuse on the right. (photo: LSPH Tracy Casteleijn)

HMAS Bunbury in the foreground, with FNS La Glorieuse on the right.

For more than a century there have been hundreds of ships and aircraft as well as many thousands of people who have served the Royal Australian Navy, but who keeps tabs on ships past and present, and collects the history for future generations?

Bottle in ship causes a stir

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author)

The commemorative display of the whisky and coin found inside ex-HMAS Sydney's mast. (photo: )

The commemorative display of the whisky and coin found inside ex-HMAS Sydney's mast.

A small bottle of whisky, recovered from the base of ex-HMAS Sydney IV’s mast during its scrapping in mid-June, has caused quite a stir in naval circles.

Naval College sails third Franklin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR David Jones (author), LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

Franklin III arrives at HMAS Creswell. (photo: Unknown)

Franklin III arrives at HMAS Creswell.

Navy has carried on a tradition that was started in 1915 by naming the latest Naval College sail training yacht Franklin (III).

Surveying his options after 52 years

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Alan Regan (left), of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, and his wife Juleia are presented a retirement gift by Head Joint Systems Division, Rear Admiral Tony Dalton, at Russell Offices in Canberra on 22 July, 2017. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Alan Regan (left), of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, and his wife Juleia are presented a retirement gift by Head Joint Systems Division, Rear Admiral Tony Dalton, at Russell Offices in Canberra on 22 July, 2017.

One naval officer has recently called stumps on a remarkable career, spanning more than half a century.