Topic: Naval Heritage and History

Defence commemorates Krait anniversary

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer), LSML-C Nadav Harel (photographer)

Deputy Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, salutes after laying a memorial wreath on board MV Krait during the 75th anniversary memorial service of Operation JAYWICK at the Australian National Maritime Musuem, Sydney. (photo: LSML-C Nadav Harel)

Deputy Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, salutes after laying a memorial wreath on board MV Krait during the 75th anniversary memorial service of Operation JAYWICK at the Australian National Maritime Musuem, Sydney.

The Australian Defence Force has commemorated the 75th anniversary of Operation JAYWICK, with a wreath laying ceremony on board the MV Krait at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Perth (I) survivor David William Manning remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Ben Willee (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplain Shaun Foster, reads a prayer during the memorial dedication for HMAS Perth (I) survivor David Manning at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplain Shaun Foster, reads a prayer during the memorial dedication for HMAS Perth (I) survivor David Manning at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

A new plaque has been unveiled during a ceremony at HMAS Cerberus in memory of the late Mr David William Manning, a survivor of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I) in 1942 during the battle of Sunda Strait. 

Sydney collection expands at Australian War Memorial

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN, has gifted significant items from HMAS Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial. (L-R) Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Ret'd); Chairman of the Australian War Memorial Council, Mr Kerry Stokes, AC; former HMAS Sydney sailor Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry, CSM; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN, has gifted significant items from HMAS Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial. (L-R) Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Ret'd); Chairman of the Australian War Memorial Council, Mr Kerry Stokes, AC; former HMAS Sydney sailor Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry, CSM; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, has gifted significant items from HMAS Sydney (IV) to the Australian War Memorial.

Museum holds secrets of days gone by

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

HMAS Stirling Historical Display Curator, Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Brittany Alexander, with a QR-coded exhibit at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Stirling Historical Display Curator, Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Brittany Alexander, with a QR-coded exhibit at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

In a non-descript, red brick building next door to the HMAS Stirling canteen lies one of Navy’s best kept secrets - the WA Naval Historical Display.

Chief of Navy welcomes HMB Endeavour find

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Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, and Australian National Maritime Museum divers Kieran Hosty and Dr James Hunter taking a selfie on Newport Harbor. Image: Twitter/@newportsteam. (photo: Rhode Island STEAM)

Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, and Australian National Maritime Museum divers Kieran Hosty and Dr James Hunter taking a selfie on Newport Harbor. Image: Twitter/@newportsteam.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN, says confirmation that Australian and US marine archaeologists have found the wreck of Captain Cook’s ship HMB (His Majesty's Bark) Endeavour adds a significant page to Australia’s maritime history.

'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2 to be released soon

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

Naval historian and author Mr Ian Pfennigwerth in his study, finalising 'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2. (photo: Unknown)

Naval historian and author Mr Ian Pfennigwerth in his study, finalising 'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2.

A former Commanding Officer of HMAS Perth (II) is planning to release the second volume of his publication ‘Bravo Zulu’ later this year.

Unit Citation for Gallantry awarded to RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam

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Commanding Officer Flight 1, Rear Admiral Neil Ralph, AO, DSC, RAN (Retd) (right), presents the Unit Citation for Gallantry Burgee (pennant) to Commanding Officer 723 Squadron, Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, at the presentation of the Unit Citation held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Commanding Officer Flight 1, Rear Admiral Neil Ralph, AO, DSC, RAN (Retd) (right), presents the Unit Citation for Gallantry Burgee (pennant) to Commanding Officer 723 Squadron, Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, at the presentation of the Unit Citation held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

The contribution of 196 Royal Australian Navy members as part of a combined Australian and United States helicopter unit during the Vietnam War has been recognised at a ceremony at the Australian War Memorial.

Service buttons needed to remember our fallen

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Ledy Rowe (photographer)

The poppies at the Australian War Memorial will be the culmination of more than a million hours of volunteer work over the last five years, and a true labour of love. (photo: CMDR Fenn Kemp)

The poppies at the Australian War Memorial will be the culmination of more than a million hours of volunteer work over the last five years, and a true labour of love.

Navy members present and past are being encouraged to send in their old dress uniform buttons as part of an ambitious project to commemorate those who died in World War One.

Darwin commemorates the ‘battle that saved Australia’

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Gunner Joel Mortlock (photographer)

Australian Defence Force personnel in Darwin, together with the United States Marines, commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. (photo: Gunner Joel Mortlock)

Australian Defence Force personnel in Darwin, together with the United States Marines, commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

HMAS Coonawarra has joined with the Darwin community, members of the United States Marines and other Australian Defence Force personnel to commemorate the 76th anniversary of ‘the battle that saved Australia’.

 

New Navy history website launched

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(L-R) Mr Norman Rivett; Captain David Michael; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett; Rear Admiral Guy Griffith (Rtd) at the Naval Historical Society website launch at Cockatoo Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

(L-R) Mr Norman Rivett; Captain David Michael; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett; Rear Admiral Guy Griffith (Rtd) at the Naval Historical Society website launch at Cockatoo Island, Sydney.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has launched a new website for the Naval Historical Society of Australia at an event at Cockatoo Island.