Topic: Sea Power Centre - Australia

Navy appeals for public help in honouring maritime war dead

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

Able Seaman Bill Williams, who died after being shot during an Australian raid on a German radio post on Rabaul on 11 September 1914. AB Williams was the first Australian to die in World War One. (photo: )

Able Seaman Bill Williams, who died after being shot during an Australian raid on a German radio post on Rabaul on 11 September 1914. AB Williams was the first Australian to die in World War One.

Relatives of Navy World War One fallen members are being asked to search through family photo albums to assist in compiling an updated Roll of Honour, listing Royal Australian Navy personnel who gave their lives in the Great War.

Airwolves commemorate Anzac Day in Alabama

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Aaron Cochrane (author), Mrs Fiona Tremlett (photographer)

ADF personnel attending the Fort Rucker Anzac Day service. Pictured (L-R): CAPT James Highfield, CAPT Charles Hall, CAPT Shane Mitchell, LSA Leeann Mumby, LEUT Aaron Cochrane, and LEUT Grant Rushford. (photo: Mrs Fiona Tremlett)

ADF personnel attending the Fort Rucker Anzac Day service. Pictured (L-R): CAPT James Highfield, CAPT Charles Hall, CAPT Shane Mitchell, LSA Leeann Mumby, LEUT Aaron Cochrane, and LEUT Grant Rushford.

Royal Australian Navy personnel are posted to all corners of the globe, integrating into the forces of partner nations, contributing to and improving Navy capability. Navy members currently posted to the United States Navy’s Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40, known as the Airwolves, recently provided an insight into Anzac Day for their US counterparts.

 

Life's work dedicated to finding the men of HMAS AE1

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Mr Bayden Findlay (photographer)

Rear Admiral Peter Briggs AO CSC RAN(Rtd) reciting the naval ode at the commemorative service over the final resting place of HMAS AE1. (photo: Bayden Findlay)

Rear Admiral Peter Briggs AO CSC RAN(Rtd) reciting the naval ode at the commemorative service over the final resting place of HMAS AE1.

The former Royal Australian Navy senior officer who has made finding HMAS AE1 his life's work says he will remember the moment the submarine was finally found off PNG this week with mixed emotions.

Training technology displayed

Published on by Defence (author), CPL Sebastian Beurich (photographer)

Stock Photo: A visitor experiences an infra-red virtual reality fly over of Sydney Harbour. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Stock Photo: A visitor experiences an infra-red virtual reality fly over of Sydney Harbour.

Participants the recent Sea Power Conference in Sydney experienced a taste of Navy training at the adjoining Pacific 2017 International Maritime Exposition.

$500,000 grant to help find HMAS AE1

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: )

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, has announced funding to match private investment for an expedition to search for Royal Australian Navy First World War submarine, HMAS AE1.

Crewman's courage commended

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR, presents Mrs Sue Robinson a Chief of Navy Group Commendation on behalf of the late ex-RAN member, William

Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR, presents Mrs Sue Robinson a Chief of Navy Group Commendation on behalf of the late ex-RAN member, William "Robbie" Robinson, at a ceremony in front of family, friends.

A member of the search and rescue team that worked to save personnel in the wake of the collision between HMA Ships Melbourne and Voyager on 10 February 1964 has been recognised for his heroism posthumously.

Defence diplomacy dividends

Published on by Dr Ben Herscovitch (author and photographer)

Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, AM, RAN, farewells Indonesian Visiting Navy Fellow Commander Aminuddin Albek during a recent visit. (photo: Dr Benjamin Herscovitch)

Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, AM, RAN, farewells Indonesian Visiting Navy Fellow Commander Aminuddin Albek during a recent visit.

Ties between the Royal Australian Navy and the Indonesian Navy continue to deepen with exchange programs coupled with international exercises.

Navy’s WWI history on display

Published on by Australian National Maritime Museum (author)

HMAS AE2, imagery scanned from Navy Historic Archive. (photo: Navy Archive)

HMAS AE2, imagery scanned from Navy Historic Archive.

One hundred and three years ago Australia’s first submarine, HMAS AE1, disappeared while patrolling the seas near present-day New Guinea. No trace of the vessel or its 35 hands has ever been found. This story is now being told in a new exhibition at the Queensland Maritime Museum, War at Sea – the Navy in WWI.

New approach to combat systems

Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP gives a speech at the opening of the Pacific 2017 exhibition breakfast at Darling Harbour. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP gives a speech at the opening of the Pacific 2017 exhibition breakfast at Darling Harbour.

The Australian Navy will anticipate delivery of the world’s best technology as part of a multi-billion dollar investment unveiled by the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, in Sydney on 3 October.

Sudan deployment a lesson in restraint

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Paul Koerber at the Dedication ceremony of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.  (photo: Jay Cronan)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Paul Koerber at the Dedication ceremony of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.

With the recent unveiling of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial in Canberra, we look at another role an Australian Navy member undertook for the United Nations.