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.
Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, RAN, speaks about the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam and attack upon the survivors by Japanese forces in 1943, during a memorial service at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, NT.
Commander Navy Shore Force, Captain Stephen Bowater recently joined Top End Navy members as they paused to commemorate the sinking of HMAS
Patricia Cam and the loss of nine lives.
October 11, 2018 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.
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.
September 28, 2018 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.
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.
Royal Australian Navy sailors from Australia's Federation Guard salute during a commemorative service for those who served in HMAS AE1 at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
A small but moving service held at the Australian War Memorial on 14 September commemorated the 104th anniversary of the loss of the 35 officers and sailors from Australia’s first submarine, HMAS
L-R: Commanding Officer JMSDF Ship Sazanami, Commander Shoji Ishikawa; Captain Kaichi Matsuura (obscured); Deputy Commander Northern Command, Captain Bryan Parker, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, RAN; Bob Shewring, President of the Darwin RSL Sub Branch; and members of the Darwin community, lay wreaths at the Darwin Cenotaph in memory of those who died during the Second World War.
The Commanding Officers of Japanese Ship (JS)
Sazanami and HMAS Coonawarra were among representatives who attended wreath laying ceremonies in Darwin recently during Exercise KAKADU 2018.
Issac Jones performs a traditional dance with the Wesley College Dancers at the Indigenous Veterans Commemoration at Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia.
Indigenous veterans past and present were remembered recently at a commemoration held at the Western Australian State War Memorial in Kings Park.
Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, gives a brief history of the N-Class Destroyers during the HMAS Nizam 73rd anniversary memorial service at Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia.
Sailors lost at sea from an N-Class destroyer have been remembered in an commemoration in Augusta, Western Australia.
August 29, 2017 by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), ABCIS Donald Chaponda (photographer)
HMAS Stirling Guard Commander, Petty Officer Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Daniel McLennan, during the Totally and Partially Disabled Veterans of WA, Vietnam Veterans' Day Service, held at the Port Kennedy Veterans' Memorial Park.
Commemorative services for Vietnam Veterans’ Day involving both current and former Royal Australian Navy members took place across the country recently with Navy’s Western Australian-based personnel attending services at War Memorials in Port Kennedy and the City of Joondalup.
June 16, 2017 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)
Captain Gavin Irwin, RAN, salutes after laying a wreath on behalf of Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, at the 75th anniversary memorial service held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney.
The lives of three Australian and one British sailor lost during the Second World War when HMAS
Nestor was attacked have been honoured at a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney.