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Expedition provides detailed new look at HMAS AE1

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Australian National Maritime Museum (author), Mr Paul G. Allen (photographer), Navigea Ltd (videographer)

Members of the HMAS AE1 survey expedition crew, from left, Rear Admiral Peter Briggs AO CSC RAN (Rtd), James Hunter, Andrew Woods, Rob Kraft, Patrick Travis, Richard Seabrook, Paul Mayer, Rudi Schlepp and Roger Turner. (photo: Paul G. Allen)

Members of the HMAS AE1 survey expedition crew, from left, Rear Admiral Peter Briggs AO CSC RAN (Rtd), James Hunter, Andrew Woods, Rob Kraft, Patrick Travis, Richard Seabrook, Paul Mayer, Rudi Schlepp and Roger Turner.

A joint US and Australian expedition to survey Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 has provided detailed new images of the 103-year old shipwreck, which lies on the seafloor off the Duke of York Islands in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

 

HMAS Cairns athletes tested to the limit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Britton (author), ABMT Nathan Bolstad (photographer)

CPO Michelle Cannon during practice before race day at the the Dirt ‘n’ Dust Festival Triathlon in Julia Creek, Queensland. (photo: ABMT Nathan Bolstad)

CPO Michelle Cannon during practice before race day at the the Dirt ‘n’ Dust Festival Triathlon in Julia Creek, Queensland.

Three members from HMAS Cairns have travelled the long road to Julia Creek to compete in the annual Dirt ‘n’ Dust Festival Triathlon. The result - a weekend they will not soon forget.

 

Navy dentistry celebrates 100 years in new exhibit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Dental Officers, Lieutenant Commander Simon Flanagan and Lieutenant Vishal Bhakoo, tour the Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum within the University of Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Royal Australian Navy Dental Officers, Lieutenant Commander Simon Flanagan and Lieutenant Vishal Bhakoo, tour the Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum within the University of Melbourne.

A new exhibit has opened at the University of Melbourne, reflecting on a century of Navy dental personnel keeping sailors fit to bite and fit to fight.

 

The Prince of Wales commends Navy's most outstanding unit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales presents the Duke of Gloucester Cup to HS Blue Crew onboard HMAS Leeuwin. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales presents the Duke of Gloucester Cup to HS Blue Crew onboard HMAS Leeuwin.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales presented the Duke of Gloucester’s Cup to the crew of Hydrographic Ship (HS) Blue Crew at HMAS Cairns today.

HMAS AE1 remembered by two Navies

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Stuart Watters (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of HMAS Toowoomba's ship's company hold a memorial service for HMAS AE1 on the ships flight deck in waters off Papua New Guinea. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of HMAS Toowoomba's ship's company hold a memorial service for HMAS AE1 on the ships flight deck in waters off Papua New Guinea.

HMAS Toowoomba and HMS Sutherland have held simultaneous memorial services in honour of the lives lost during the sinking of Australia’s first submarine.

 

Maritime sacrifice remembered in historic ceremony

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

George Hatfield Jr,  son of one of the 353 Australian sailors and officers who died in the sinking of HMAS Perth (I), gives the address during a wreath laying ceremony over the wreck onboard HMAS Larrakia in the Sunda Strait, off Indonesia. (photo: Unknown)

George Hatfield Jr, son of one of the 353 Australian sailors and officers who died in the sinking of HMAS Perth (I), gives the address during a wreath laying ceremony over the wreck onboard HMAS Larrakia in the Sunda Strait, off Indonesia.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s most heroic wartime confrontations has been remembered during a solemn ceremony in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait.

A 117th Birthday, a 105th and 51st Birthday and still going strong

Published on by LCDR Jocelyn Blowfield (author), POATV Ben Clemens (photographer)

HMAS Creswell has celebrated the Royal Australian Navy's 117th Birthday as Officers from NEOC (New Entry Officers' Course) 58 held the Australian White Ensign and formed the numbers 117. The flag was proudly supplied by the team at 816 Squadron MH-60R at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POATV Ben Clemens)

HMAS Creswell has celebrated the Royal Australian Navy's 117th Birthday as Officers from NEOC (New Entry Officers' Course) 58 held the Australian White Ensign and formed the numbers 117. The flag was proudly supplied by the team at 816 Squadron MH-60R at HMAS Albatross.

On 1st March, New Entry Officers at HMAS Creswell paused in their training to mark the heritage and traditions of the Naval College on its 105th birthday and commemorate the 117th birthday of the Royal Australian Navy.

 

Birthday celebrations for Navy

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), ABMT Leo Baumgartner (photographer), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

In keeping with tradition Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN cuts the birthday cake with youngest member present Seaman Electronics Technician Clark Bilton from the Australian Federation Guard during the Royal Australian Navy's 117th birthday commemorations at Russell Offices Canberra. (photo: LS Jayson Tufrey)

In keeping with tradition Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN cuts the birthday cake with youngest member present Seaman Electronics Technician Clark Bilton from the Australian Federation Guard during the Royal Australian Navy's 117th birthday commemorations at Russell Offices Canberra.

Defence members across Australia, including those at sea on exercise, have taken a moment out of their busy days to celebrate Navy’s 117th birthday.

 

Navy marks its 117th birthday

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), LS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Navy’s 117th birthday commemorations take place at the Navy Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra  (photo: LS Jayson Tufrey)

Navy’s 117th birthday commemorations take place at the Navy Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra

The Royal Australian Navy has marked its 117th birthday with services and celebrations across the country. Navy members joined together at a commemorative service at the Royal Australian Navy Memorial in Canberra, at birthday barbeques and cake cuttings across the nation and overseas, including ships at sea on exercise and operation.

 

Navy Bridging Train remembered

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HMAS Cerberus Commanding Officer Captain Tim Standen, RAN, CSC lays a wreath in front of a new plaque dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy Bridging Train at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne­.  (photo: LEUT Ryan Zerbe)

HMAS Cerberus Commanding Officer Captain Tim Standen, RAN, CSC lays a wreath in front of a new plaque dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy Bridging Train at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne­.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s most unusual units - the last to leave the Gallipoli Peninsula - has been recognised during a small service in Melbourne.