Topic: Historic

75th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Armidale

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Captain Ainsley Morthorpe CSM, RAN, lays a wreath during the HMAS Armidale (I) 75th Anniversary commemorative service in Central Park, Armidale.  (photo: LSIS Kayla Hayes)

Captain Ainsley Morthorpe CSM, RAN, lays a wreath during the HMAS Armidale (I) 75th Anniversary commemorative service in Central Park, Armidale.

On the 75th anniversary of the final action of HMAS Armidale I, the Royal Australian Navy has again paused to mark the loss of 100 servicemen.

Historic helicopter captured for Memorial

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Daniel Crowe, Chief Petty Officer Michael Bryan, Warrant Officer Brian Pashley, Ms Stephanie Boyle, Mr Ian Parrott, Lieutenant Caleb Muggeridge and Lieutenant Commander Damien Liberale with the Australian Navy's S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter fondly known as 'Christine'. (photo: Dallas McMaugh)

Leading Seaman Daniel Crowe, Chief Petty Officer Michael Bryan, Warrant Officer Brian Pashley, Ms Stephanie Boyle, Mr Ian Parrott, Lieutenant Caleb Muggeridge and Lieutenant Commander Damien Liberale with the Australian Navy's S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter fondly known as 'Christine'.

With the retirement of the Australian Navy’s Seahawk Bravo S-70B-2 helicopter from service scheduled for 1 December, aircraft 872  (fondly known as ‘Christine’) will be taking up a new home at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

 

$500,000 grant to help find HMAS AE1

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Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: )

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, has announced funding to match private investment for an expedition to search for Royal Australian Navy First World War submarine, HMAS AE1.

A mystery in a bottle returned

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Commodore Peter Leavy, the Naval Attache in Washington and a former Commanding Officer of Sydney IV took the opportunity of being in Seattle to present a certificate of appreciation, to former members of Todd Shipyards at a  group to dinner. (photo: Unknown)

Commodore Peter Leavy, the Naval Attache in Washington and a former Commanding Officer of Sydney IV took the opportunity of being in Seattle to present a certificate of appreciation, to former members of Todd Shipyards at a group to dinner.

The HMAS Sydney IV whisky retrieval story has added a new chapter, with an Australian Navy memento being presented to members of the ship’s American build team.

 

Crewman's courage commended

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPO Damien Pawlenko (photographer)

Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR, presents Mrs Sue Robinson a Chief of Navy Group Commendation on behalf of the late ex-RAN member, William

Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR, presents Mrs Sue Robinson a Chief of Navy Group Commendation on behalf of the late ex-RAN member, William "Robbie" Robinson, at a ceremony in front of family, friends.

A member of the search and rescue team that worked to save personnel in the wake of the collision between HMA Ships Melbourne and Voyager on 10 February 1964 has been recognised for his heroism posthumously.

Chance reunion after 37 years

Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Al Byrne and Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glen Farrawell of HMAS Adelaide were reunited with fellow graduates of former RAN Apprentice Training Establishment, HMAS Nirimba, when the ex-serving members of the Malaysian Armed Forces attended a reception aboard HMAS Adelaide. L-R: Ruzaimi, John de Suza, Lieutenant Commander Al Byrne, Riz, Aman, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glen Farrawell, Dahlan and Hamid. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Lieutenant Commander Al Byrne and Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glen Farrawell of HMAS Adelaide were reunited with fellow graduates of former RAN Apprentice Training Establishment, HMAS Nirimba, when the ex-serving members of the Malaysian Armed Forces attended a reception aboard HMAS Adelaide. L-R: Ruzaimi, John de Suza, Lieutenant Commander Al Byrne, Riz, Aman, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glen Farrawell, Dahlan and Hamid.

During HMAS Adelaide’s recent visit to Port Klang in Malaysia, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glen Farrawell was asked a question which took him back nearly four decades.

An exhibition in collaboration - Sunda Strait remembered

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The Hon Julie Bishop, MP, with Frank McGovern and David Manning at the opening of the Australian National Maritime Museum's 'Guardians of Sunda Strait' exhibition. (photo: Unknown)

The Hon Julie Bishop, MP, with Frank McGovern and David Manning at the opening of the Australian National Maritime Museum's 'Guardians of Sunda Strait' exhibition.

An exhibition has been opened in Sydney that focuses on the story of Second World War Navy crews, and their ships that were lost off Indonesia.

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.