Topic: Historic

HMAS Kuttabul remembers the bravery of 27 lives lost

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A member of the HMAS Kuttabul Catafalque Party during the memorial service marking 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour and sinking of RAN depot ship, HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

A member of the HMAS Kuttabul Catafalque Party during the memorial service marking 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour and sinking of RAN depot ship, HMAS Kuttabul.

Personnel at HMAS Kuttabul have paused to remember the 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour, which claimed the lives of 27 service personnel in 1942.

 

Soil from Garden Island to feature in a tribute to veterans

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NSW Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Honourable David Elliott MP, addresses the ceremony for collecting soil from the Garden Island heritage precinct for extensions to the Anzac Memorial at Hyde Park, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

NSW Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Honourable David Elliott MP, addresses the ceremony for collecting soil from the Garden Island heritage precinct for extensions to the Anzac Memorial at Hyde Park, Sydney.

Soil from Sydney's Garden Island has been collected as part of an upgrade to the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park and a moving artwork by artist Fiona Hall.

 

Navy commemorates the 20th anniversary of the fire on board former HMAS Westralia

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Crew from HMAS Sirius are formed during the HMAS Westralia Fire 20th Year Anniversary Memorial Service on the HMAS Stirling Quarterdeck in honour of the tragedy that claimed the lives of four crew members: Midshipman Megan Pelly, Petty Officer Shaun Smith, Leading Seaman Bradley Meek, and Able Seaman Philip Carroll. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Crew from HMAS Sirius are formed during the HMAS Westralia Fire 20th Year Anniversary Memorial Service on the HMAS Stirling Quarterdeck in honour of the tragedy that claimed the lives of four crew members: Midshipman Megan Pelly, Petty Officer Shaun Smith, Leading Seaman Bradley Meek, and Able Seaman Philip Carroll.

A commemoration has been held at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia to remember the four lives that were lost 20 years ago in a fire on board the former supply vessel HMAS Westralia.

 

HMAS Vampire remembered

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A catafalque party from HMAS Cerberus 'rest on arms' in the Sanctuary at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, during a service to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Vampire. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

A catafalque party from HMAS Cerberus 'rest on arms' in the Sanctuary at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, during a service to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Vampire.

The sinking of HMAS Vampire (I) and the loss of nine of her crew has been commemorated during a small ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.

Expedition provides detailed new look at HMAS AE1

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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).

 

Report into loss of WW1 submarine HMAS AE1 is released

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E-class submarine, HMA Submarine AE1 at sea. (photo: Unknown. Image sourced from the Naval Historical Collection.)

E-class submarine, HMA Submarine AE1 at sea.

The team that found the wreck of HMAS AE1 in December 2017 has submitted its report into the loss of Australia’s first submarine, cataloguing the successful search and outlining what has been learned.

Former oiler’s lifeboat restored to former glory

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The dedicated team of Fleet Support Unit-West Marine Technicians and Boatswains Mates tasked with restoring the life raft of the decommissioned HMAS Westralia (II). (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

The dedicated team of Fleet Support Unit-West Marine Technicians and Boatswains Mates tasked with restoring the life raft of the decommissioned HMAS Westralia (II).

Almost 12 years after decommissioning, part of the former HMAS Westralia (II) will find a permanent home outside the HMAS Stirling Naval Historical Display.

 

HMAS AE1 remembered by two Navies

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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

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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 ghost rider's gift

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Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, Ship's Sponsor Nicola Hodgman (left), and former HMAS Hobart (II) sailor, now artist, Mr Randall Wilson with his painting 'Green Ghost passes the baton' in Hobart Town Hall, Tasmania. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, Ship's Sponsor Nicola Hodgman (left), and former HMAS Hobart (II) sailor, now artist, Mr Randall Wilson with his painting 'Green Ghost passes the baton' in Hobart Town Hall, Tasmania.

HMAS Hobart (II) may have decommissioned 18 years ago, but Randall Wilson remembers his times as a ‘Ghost rider’ as some of the best of his life.