Australian ships posted to the Far East Strategic Reserve in the early 1960s were involved in plenty of interesting action with fast anti-submarine frigate HMAS Queenborough or ‘Queen B’, as she was known to her ship’s company, no exception.
Amateur naval historians might suggest the early 1960s, before the Borneo Confrontation and the Vietnam War, was a quiet time for Australia’s Navy, but crew members in the Q-class fast anti-submarine frigates would disagree.
Ex-HMAS Sydney IV has left Sydney Harbour to be towed to Western Australia for recycling.
Anzac class frigate HMAS Arunta has seized approximately 250 kilograms of heroin during a vessel interception off the coast of Africa as part of Operation MANITOU.
For those of you wondering how Defence fared in the Budget, here’s a wrap of the proposed funding.
The crew of an Indonesian fishing vessel, stranded 100 nautical miles from land, have been rescued thanks to the efforts of the crew of submarine, HMAS Farncomb.
The first of two Austal-built Cape Class Patrol Boats has officially joined the Royal Australian Navy fleet.
Royal Australian Navy personnel embedded in the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East have completed a highly successful counter-terrorism deployment and are heading home.
A cruise ship and a tanker collide and burst into flames, diesel fuel and oil are rapidly spilling into the Han River, five people are thrown into the water, one of the vessels starts to sink and first responders from five nations rush to the scene, in the scenario of a major regional emergency response exercise.
One million push-ups across a seven-month deployment is the aggressive target driving Australian Defence Force communications and information systems personnel in the Middle East.