Topic: Naval Heritage and History

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

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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

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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

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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.