Topic: Naval History

75th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Armidale

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Captain Ainsley Morthorpe CSM, RAN, lays a wreath during the HMAS Armidale (I) 75th Anniversary commemorative service in Central Park, Armidale.  (photo: LSIS Kayla Hayes)

Captain Ainsley Morthorpe CSM, RAN, lays a wreath during the HMAS Armidale (I) 75th Anniversary commemorative service in Central Park, Armidale.

On the 75th anniversary of the final action of HMAS Armidale I, the Royal Australian Navy has again paused to mark the loss of 100 servicemen.

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.

Chiefs of Navy discuss future with leading strategists.

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

VIP's and guests attending the 2017 SeaPower conference at Darling Harbour.  (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

VIP's and guests attending the 2017 SeaPower conference at Darling Harbour.

The Royal Australian Navy has drawn the Sea Power Conference to a close after three intense days of presentations, bilateral meetings, industry engagements and discussions on the future of naval operations and maritime capabilities.

Hobart (II) - one in a million

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr John Perryman (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

HMAS Hobart returning to Sydney Harbour for the last time prior to being  decommisioned. (photo: Able Seaman Photographer Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Hobart returning to Sydney Harbour for the last time prior to being decommisioned.

On 23 September, the Royal Australian Navy will commission the first of three new destroyers. In continuing our reflective stories of previous ships that have carried the name HMAS Hobart, this is the story of Hobart (II).

Heroic Hobart (I)

Published on by John Perryman (author), Navy Archives (photographer)

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: )

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

In the lead-up to the commissioning ceremony of the first of the Royal Australian Navy’s new destroyers on 23 September, we look back upon ships who have previously carried the name HMAS Hobart.

Half ton for remote communication station

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), Miss Sophie Pearse (photographer), ABC News North-West WA (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and the Capability Aquisition Sustainment Group celebrate 50 years since the opening of the Naval Communication Station, Harold E. Holt, in Exmouth WA. (photo: Miss Sophie Pearse)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and the Capability Aquisition Sustainment Group celebrate 50 years since the opening of the Naval Communication Station, Harold E. Holt, in Exmouth WA.

It’s been 50 years since one of the key communications hubs for the submarine community opened its gates and created a remote Western Australian town in the process.

Platypus history preserved

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Unknown (photographer)

Senator the Hon Marise Payne Minister for Defence pays her respects during the dedication ceremony for HMAS Platypus. (photo: Unknown)

Senator the Hon Marise Payne Minister for Defence pays her respects during the dedication ceremony for HMAS Platypus.

A ceremony to remember lost Australian submariners was held at the former HMAS Platypus submarine base on Sydney Harbour on 18 August.

Operational tasking tale told

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

'The Smack Track' book based on Royal Australian Navy deployments to the Middle Eastern Area of Operations on display onboard HMAS Darwin during it's launch, Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

'The Smack Track' book based on Royal Australian Navy deployments to the Middle Eastern Area of Operations on display onboard HMAS Darwin during it's launch, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The flight deck of HMAS Darwin became the launching platform of a different kind, as Navy supported the launch of a contemporary naval history book by Ian McPhedran, titled The Smack Track.
 

Courageous Colac remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Defence (photographer)

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: )

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

Despite being in the thick of action on many occasions, Bathurst class corvette HMAS Colac ended the Second World War with only two members of her ship’s company killed and two wounded, another amazing ship and crew being remembered 75 years on.

A ship’s history – HMAS Bunbury II – submissions wanted

Published on by CMDR Andrew Schroder (author), LSPH Tracy Casteleijn (photographer)

HMAS Bunbury in the foreground, with FNS La Glorieuse on the right. (photo: LSPH Tracy Casteleijn)

HMAS Bunbury in the foreground, with FNS La Glorieuse on the right.

For more than a century there have been hundreds of ships and aircraft as well as many thousands of people who have served the Royal Australian Navy, but who keeps tabs on ships past and present, and collects the history for future generations?