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The 'Silent ANZAC' legacy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSEW Shane Rolfe (author)

The Royal Australian Navy’s new 'E' Class submarine, AE2, arriving at Portsmouth on 17 February 1914 to prepare for the voyage to Australia (photo: )

The Royal Australian Navy’s new 'E' Class submarine, AE2, arriving at Portsmouth on 17 February 1914 to prepare for the voyage to Australia

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli and, in turn, the birth of the ‘Anzac legend’ but how was that born for the Royal Australian Navy?

Life in 'Standing Sea'

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Logistics - Support Operations Benjamin Lindsay is the Breathing Apparatus Board Controller in a Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party exercise onboard HMAS Choules.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Able Seaman Marine Logistics - Support Operations Benjamin Lindsay is the Breathing Apparatus Board Controller in a Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party exercise onboard HMAS Choules.

They are cooks, stewards, stokers, boatswains and electric technician sailors, barely any of them above the rank of an Able Seaman but they are the people that one of the largest ships in the fleet rely on to be able to react to a fire, flood or toxic hazard in under three minutes.

HMAS Anzac visits Crete

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

HMAS Success conducts a dual replenishment at sea with HMAS Anzac and HMNZS Te Kaha as the ships transit the Mediterranean Sea, on their way to Centenary of Anzac commemorations in Gallipoli and Greece.  (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Success conducts a dual replenishment at sea with HMAS Anzac and HMNZS Te Kaha as the ships transit the Mediterranean Sea, on their way to Centenary of Anzac commemorations in Gallipoli and Greece.

The Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac arrived in Souda Bay on the island of Crete in Greece on 18 April as part of its deployment on NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015.

In-service support contract signed for Navy frigates gas turbines

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CAPT John Metzl (photographer), ABMT Tory Mazlin (photographer)

Commodore Stephanie Moles, RAN (Director General Maritime Support, Defence Materiel Organisation) & Mr James Gref (Region Controller, General Electric Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea) signing the LM2500 contract. (photo: CAPT John Metzl)

Commodore Stephanie Moles, RAN (Director General Maritime Support, Defence Materiel Organisation) & Mr James Gref (Region Controller, General Electric Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea) signing the LM2500 contract.

The in-service support contract for maintenance and logistics support services to the gas turbines that power the Royal Australian Navy's Adelaide and Anzac class frigates has been announced.

HMAS Warramunga returns to the fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Marc Henderson (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga completes its cold move from the BAE Systems Henderson Shipyard arriving alongside Oxley Wharf at Fleet Base West. Astern is HMAS Parramatta which will move to Henderson later in the year to continue the upgrade program. Warramunga is the first ANZAC class frigate to receive the new darker grey colour scheme which evident when seen with Parramatta. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

HMAS Warramunga completes its cold move from the BAE Systems Henderson Shipyard arriving alongside Oxley Wharf at Fleet Base West. Astern is HMAS Parramatta which will move to Henderson later in the year to continue the upgrade program. Warramunga is the first ANZAC class frigate to receive the new darker grey colour scheme which evident when seen with Parramatta.

HMAS Warramunga returned to the water on 8 April after over a year out of the water in upgrade. Warramunga is the fourth Anzac class frigate to undergo the Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade program, a world class program that provides an enhanced sensor and weapons systems capability.

HMAS Canberra conducts evacuation training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Ship's company from NUSHIP Adelaide play the part of civilian evacuees being transported to HMAS Canberra on a landing craft, during a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation exercise in Jervis Bay. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Ship's company from NUSHIP Adelaide play the part of civilian evacuees being transported to HMAS Canberra on a landing craft, during a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation exercise in Jervis Bay.

A small group of sailors from Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Adelaide had the chance to try out their acting skills this month when sister ship, HMAS Canberra conducted Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation and Evacuation Handling Centre exercises.

Canberra's diesels in running check

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Troy Russell instructs Able Seaman Marine Technician James Ottrey while conducting a 3000 hourly service on HMAS Canberra's diesel generator with the help of  MAN Diesel Superintendant Engineer Daniel Cooper. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Troy Russell instructs Able Seaman Marine Technician James Ottrey while conducting a 3000 hourly service on HMAS Canberra's diesel generator with the help of MAN Diesel Superintendant Engineer Daniel Cooper.

Generating over 7,000 kilowatts of power each, the two V16 MAN diesel generators onboard HMAS Canberra power everything from the azimuth pods for propulsion to the light in your bunk for reading.

Anzacs meeting 100 years on

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

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Bradley Morris calls in HMAS Success's  S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter to transfer stores and victuals to HMAS Anzac while the ships transit the Gulf of Aden. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Bradley Morris calls in HMAS Success's S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter to transfer stores and victuals to HMAS Anzac while the ships transit the Gulf of Aden.

In the western reaches of the Indian Ocean two Anzac class frigates, Australia’s HMAS Anzac and New Zealand’s HMNZS Te Kaha, met up with the Australian Navy’s battle tanker, HMAS Success, marking the next stage of the journey by the three ships to the Mediterranean for Centenary of Anzac commemorative events. 

PNG friends span the generations

Published on by MIDN Timothy Barrow (author)

The crew of HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton meet with local villagers during a recent visit to Papua New Guinea.  (photo: Unknown)

The crew of HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton meet with local villagers during a recent visit to Papua New Guinea.

The crew of HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton had the opportunity to connect with some Australian service history during a recent tide camp near Cape Sudest and Buna Village, Papua New Guinea.

Navy takes The Lemnians home

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

(from left) Consulate General of Greece, Dr Stavros Kyrimis, Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN, and President of the Lemnian Association, Mr Con Havas, in front of the reproduction of the painting 'The Lemnians' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

(from left) Consulate General of Greece, Dr Stavros Kyrimis, Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN, and President of the Lemnian Association, Mr Con Havas, in front of the reproduction of the painting 'The Lemnians' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The island of Lemnos in the eastern Mediterranean Sea may not be a household name, but one group of Australians is proud of the role played by the island during the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915—1916.