Topic: Ships, Boats and Submarines

Commemorating 1942, the Royal Australian Navy's Darkest Year

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr John Perryman (author), Able Seaman Paul McCallum (photographer)

HMAS Perth (I) was a modified Leander Class Light Cruiser which commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in 1939. (photo: UNKNOWN)

HMAS Perth (I) was a modified Leander Class Light Cruiser which commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in 1939.

During 2017 the Royal Australian Navy will pause to commemorate a number of significant 75th anniversaries as it focuses on what was, arguably, the Navy’s darkest year - 1942.

Maritime security a year-round duty

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil watches over HMAS Arunta's boarding party as it conducts a boarding while on patrol in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil watches over HMAS Arunta's boarding party as it conducts a boarding while on patrol in the Middle East Region.

While many Australians spend Anzac Day off work, Royal Australian Navy personnel around the world will remain on watch, contributing to global security, stability and prosperity.

Destroyer milestones mount

This article has photo gallery Published on by AWD Alliance (author), SGT Rodney Welch (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

AWD Alliance staff sign the Command Team Trainer for the Royal Australian Navy Air Warfare Destroyer to Navy with Commodore Bourke, RAN. (photo: Unknown)

AWD Alliance staff sign the Command Team Trainer for the Royal Australian Navy Air Warfare Destroyer to Navy with Commodore Bourke, RAN.

The project to supply new destroyers for the Royal Australian Navy continues in earnest with the delivery of the Hobart Class Command Team Trainer and the Aegis block of the future HMAS Sydney now in position.

Electronic warfare simulation investment

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

CO HMAS Parramatta, CMDR Simon Howard, CSC, RAN keeps an eye on the situation as the crew of HMAS Parramatta runs through multi-unit warfare simulations conducted out of Systems Training School, HMAS Watson. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

CO HMAS Parramatta, CMDR Simon Howard, CSC, RAN keeps an eye on the situation as the crew of HMAS Parramatta runs through multi-unit warfare simulations conducted out of Systems Training School, HMAS Watson.

In a collaborative project with Australian industry, the Royal Australian Navy is extending its use of simulation to electronic warfare training.

Ballarat exercises with PLA-N

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Ballarat and Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Jiangkai II class frigate 'Huangshan', conduct exercises on completion of HMAS Ballarat's port visit to Zhanjiang, China. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Ballarat and Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Jiangkai II class frigate 'Huangshan', conduct exercises on completion of HMAS Ballarat's port visit to Zhanjiang, China.

HMAS Ballarat has taken part in a range of maritime exercises with People’s Liberation Army – Navy vessel Huangshan following a successful visit to the People’s Republic of China.