Topic: Naval Heritage and History
It has often been asked, “What’s in a name?” When it comes to the ‘Royal Australian Navy’, a great deal indeed…
A Royal Australian Navy officer and a sailor are helping to map shipwrecks along the Australian east coast, diving to significant depths to document vessels sunk in both war and peace.
A Victoria Cross recipient was recently treated to a personal tour of HMAS Stirling. Warrant Officer Class 2 (Ret'd) Keith Payne, accompanied by Florence - his wife of 65 years, was visiting Western Australia to attend various events.
HMAS Moreton joined forces with the incredible volunteers at the Queensland Maritime Museum on a beautiful winter’s day in June.
Trumpets sounded out the anthems of Australia and the United States at Albany's National Anzac Centre on 26 May, as all in attendance stood to attention - remembering 52 US submarines lost during the Second World War.
A small group of Navy personnel recently attended the Australian premiere of the IMAX documentary film ‘D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944’ in Melbourne.
Indigenous veterans past and present were remembered on 29 May at a commemoration held at the Western Australian State War Memorial in Kings Park, Perth.
The Naval Chapel at Garden Island Naval Base and the Australian National Maritime Museum have hosted a memorial service for the American crewmen who lost their lives aboard USS Frank E Evans following a collision with HMAS Melbourne (II) on 3 June 1969.
A quiet and solemn ceremony has been held at HMAS Kuttabul to remember the lives lost 77 years ago during World War Two, when Japanese midget submarines launched an attack in Sydney Harbour.
A little-known piece of Navy history dating back to the First World War is being kept alive with a British Bulldog by the name of Hank becoming the first mascot for ‘the Steel Cat’, HMAS Brisbane (III).