Topic: Naval Heritage and History

Perth (I) survivor’s ashes committed to sea as three navies commemorate Battle of Sunda Strait

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Liam Whitfield presents the Australian White Ensign to Ms Dawn Manning following a service to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I). (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Sub Lieutenant Liam Whitfield presents the Australian White Ensign to Ms Dawn Manning following a service to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I).

Officers and sailors from HMA Ships Diamantina and Leeuwin were joined by their counterparts from Indonesia and the United States to mark the 77th anniversary of the loss of HMAS Perth (I) and the USS Houston during the Battle of Sunda Strait.

New officer follows in the footsteps of last ANZAC

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Senior Naval Officer - Tasmania and Appointing Officer, Commander Robert Curtis, welcomes Thomas Claridge into the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: José Navarro)

Senior Naval Officer - Tasmania and Appointing Officer, Commander Robert Curtis, welcomes Thomas Claridge into the Royal Australian Navy.

When Thomas Claridge joined the Royal Australian Navy in Hobart last Friday, he was following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather Alec Campbell, who was Australia’s last ANZAC.

Bombing of Darwin remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer), SGT David Millard (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin.

Australian Defence Force members and an Armidale class patrol boat have provided a strong contribution to commemorative services held in the Northern Territory to mark the 77th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Annual commemoration remembers N-Class Destroyers

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

N-Class Destroyer HMAS Nizam (G38). Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive. (photo: )

N-Class Destroyer HMAS Nizam (G38). Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive.

The officers and sailors of Navy’s Second World War N-Class Destroyers were remembered recently at an annual memorial in the Western Australian town of Augusta.

Memory of Japanese submariners recognised in the Top End

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott Morrison, MP, prepare to lay wreaths at the cenotaph in Darwin, Northern Territory. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott Morrison, MP, prepare to lay wreaths at the cenotaph in Darwin, Northern Territory.

During a recent visit to the Top End, His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan visited a site of naval wartime significance.

Navy thanked for poppy memorial

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Coordinator of the Canberra Chapter of 5000 Poppies, Ledy Rowe (left) presents Chief of Staff, Navy Strategic Command, Commodore Katherine Richards two wreaths made up of hand crocheted poppies at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Coordinator of the Canberra Chapter of 5000 Poppies, Ledy Rowe (left) presents Chief of Staff, Navy Strategic Command, Commodore Katherine Richards two wreaths made up of hand crocheted poppies at Russell Offices, Canberra.

Navy members past and present have been thanked for their generosity in commemorating those who died in World War One.

Navy’s founding father honoured

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), Lois Comeadow (photographer)

Assembled representatives from Navy and a number of Vice Admiral William Creswell’s descendants stand by his newly restored grave.  (photo: Lois Comeadow)

Assembled representatives from Navy and a number of Vice Admiral William Creswell’s descendants stand by his newly restored grave.

Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell, considered the ‘Father’ of the Royal Australian Navy, has been honoured with a small ceremony at Brighton Cemetery in Melbourne.

Chief of Navy launches Bravo Zulu Volume 2

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre), Dr Ian Pfennigwerth RAN (Retd), and Mrs Elizabeth Pfennigwerth during the launch of Dr Pfennigwerth’s latest book, 'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2, at the Bonshaw Mess, HMAS Harman, ACT. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre), Dr Ian Pfennigwerth RAN (Retd), and Mrs Elizabeth Pfennigwerth during the launch of Dr Pfennigwerth’s latest book, 'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2, at the Bonshaw Mess, HMAS Harman, ACT.

Current and former Navy personnel gathered at HMAS Harman’s Bonshaw Mess this week for the launch of the second volume of Bravo Zulu.

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.