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Navy’s first battle of World War One offers lessons for today

Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), Mr Ross Coyle (photographer)

Naval historian and journalist Mike Carlton (right) with Head of the Future Submarine Program, Rear Admiral Greg Sammut, at the National Press Club in Canberra. (photo: LEUT Debra Holland)

Naval historian and journalist Mike Carlton (right) with Head of the Future Submarine Program, Rear Admiral Greg Sammut, at the National Press Club in Canberra.

Mike Carlton, author of ‘First Victory 1914 - HMAS Sydney's Hunt for The German Raider Emden’ delivers annual Vernon Parker Oration in Canberra.

HMAS Albatross on show to celebrate Museum's 40th anniversary

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

HMAS Albatross Ceremonial Divisions 2014. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

HMAS Albatross Ceremonial Divisions 2014.

It was a day dedicated to celebrating Navy’s traditions and heritage at HMAS Albatross, when more than 700 personnel formed up for ceremonial divisions and inspection by Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Michael Uzzell, and Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Simon Bateman.

A gift for future generations

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

(From left), Commander Australian Maritime Warfare Centre, Captain Guy Holthouse, RAN, Vern Bechaz, Ships Warrant Officer HMAS Cerberus , Brendan Woodsell OAM, and Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN with the donated Sydney and Emden mannequins, in the Warrant Officer and Senior Sailors Mess at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride )

(From left), Commander Australian Maritime Warfare Centre, Captain Guy Holthouse, RAN, Vern Bechaz, Ships Warrant Officer HMAS Cerberus , Brendan Woodsell OAM, and Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN with the donated Sydney and Emden mannequins, in the Warrant Officer and Senior Sailors Mess at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The story of the battle between HMAS Sydney (I) and SMS Emden is one of cunning, strategy, endurance, and honour. But a labour of love was the focus of this year's traditional mess dinner at HMAS Cerberus.

Book ready in all respects

Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN (left), author Dr David Stevens and Director of the Australian War Memorial, The Honourable Dr Brendan Nelson BMBS FRACP (Hon) FAMA, at the book launch of 'In All Respects Ready - Australia's Navy in World War One' at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN (left), author Dr David Stevens and Director of the Australian War Memorial, The Honourable Dr Brendan Nelson BMBS FRACP (Hon) FAMA, at the book launch of 'In All Respects Ready - Australia's Navy in World War One' at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has officially launched a book that highlights important maritime aspects of the Great War, at an event at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Full circle: Heritage listed survey motor boat returns to Navy service

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

The 1950's Survey Motor Boat, SMB Geranium (background) and guests during a ceremony held at the Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island. SMB Geranium was gifted to the Royal Australian Navy's Heritage Collection by the Rose family. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

The 1950's Survey Motor Boat, SMB Geranium (background) and guests during a ceremony held at the Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island. SMB Geranium was gifted to the Royal Australian Navy's Heritage Collection by the Rose family.

A 1950 heritage listed wooden survey motor boat has been returned to Navy after a long absence.

Sirius farewells former Navy members

Published on by SBLT Rohan Handa (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer)

Able Seaman Information Communication Systems Peter Farrell scatters the ashes of a former sailor into King George Sound off the coast of Albany.

HMAS Sirius travelled to Albany to take part in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event marking the departure of the first ANZAC troops to set sail for Egypt.
 (photo: SBLT Jake Leonard)

Able Seaman Information Communication Systems Peter Farrell scatters the ashes of a former sailor into King George Sound off the coast of Albany. HMAS Sirius travelled to Albany to take part in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event marking the departure of the first ANZAC troops to set sail for Egypt.

In a respectful addition to the recent Albany Convoy Commemorative Event, HMAS Sirius conducted a committal of ashes ceremony while at anchor in Albany on 1 November.

HMAS Stuart commemorates Remembrance Day at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Christopher McGregor (author), CPOB Ken Lawton (photographer)

HMAS Stuart's catafalque party in position around the Australian White Ensign during a Remembrance Day service onboard.  (photo: CPOB Ken Lawton)

HMAS Stuart's catafalque party in position around the Australian White Ensign during a Remembrance Day service onboard.

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the crew from HMAS Stuart took time from providing support to the G20 to pause and remember those men and women who had gone before them in service to the nation and had made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Submariners on show in Fremantle

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, leads the Australian Submarine Force up Adelaide Street during a Freedom of Entry March as part of the Centenary of Submarine celebrations in Fremantle, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, leads the Australian Submarine Force up Adelaide Street during a Freedom of Entry March as part of the Centenary of Submarine celebrations in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Around 250 men and women of the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Force marched proudly through the streets of Fremantle on 7 November as part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of Australian Submarines.

Harman honours HMAS Sydney (I)

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

Australia's Federation Guard salute during a precision drill display at the Mess Dinner commemorating the centenary of the HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden engagement during the Battle of Cocos.  (photo: LAC Michael Green)

Australia's Federation Guard salute during a precision drill display at the Mess Dinner commemorating the centenary of the HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden engagement during the Battle of Cocos.

On 30 October HMAS Harman commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Cocos Islands. Officers and senior sailors came together a Sydney-Emden mess dinner, the first such event in the new combined Bonshaw Mess.

Gascoyne remembers Leyte Gulf

Published on by MIDN Nicholas Jansson (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (author)

Able Seaman Ryan Jansse prepares to lower the Australian National Flag during sunset onboard HMAS Gascoyne (II). (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Able Seaman Ryan Jansse prepares to lower the Australian National Flag during sunset onboard HMAS Gascoyne (II).

HMAS Gascoyne (II) commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf and involvement of HMAS Gascoyne (I) with a traditional Mess Dinner hosted by officers and senior sailors.